A Mall Experience
FORT WORTH, TEX. – When God is by your side, amazing things can happen. That’s how a group of church members felt when they decided to offer something to their community. The group wanted to offer a break for people with activities that would fill them physically, mentally and spiritually. A health fair seemed a natural idea.
As the group discussed different location opportunities and someone suggested a mall. Why not? They proceeded to make a request at the Hulen Mall in Fort Worth. Excited to receive approval, the group quickly finalized arrangements offering stations with amazing health facts, vegetarian food samples, doctor and nutritionist advice, a bounce house for children and an exercise station in addition to incredible prizes that included two kayaks and two cruiser bicycles.
One of the busiest stations was the massage area. It gave people the opportunity to de-stress for a few minutes. More than 300 people visited the various stations with 57 people requesting free Bible Studies.
“It's a model that could be used in many other places,” shared Texas Conference Evangelism Director Dan Serns.
It was exciting being able to help people. The group is looking for other ways they can help the community. After all, that’s what the Lord says we should be doing in Matthew 25:40, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
By Lois Serns, English Evangelism Associate Director