Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Silver Spurs Boots and Buckles

The 117th Silver Spurs Rodeo was held this weekend, February 17-19, during the Osceola County Fair at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, FL. This 3 day event brings cowboys and cowgirls from all over the U.S. to compete in Bull Riding, Bronc Bustin, Roping and Barrel Racing.

I recieved a call on Monday from one of the top hand committee members asking if our church, Mill Town Cowboy Church, could provide volunteers for the weekend. This was a big opportunity to get involved. So without having any volunteers to commit to the event I said "Yes !" and then began calling that minute to locate our members and arrange volunteers for the weekend.

It turned out to be some of the largest crowds to date since the new indoor arena was build 2 years ago.

Sunday morning we began Cowboy Church at 11am with Travis Lewis singing his unique brand of Cowboy Gospel music. Ben Lee, a PRCA Bull Fighter, gave his testimony how Christ has changed his life while working on the rodeo circuit. Randy Johnson, who is the Chaplain for the Junior and High School Rodeo Associations in Florida and founder of Reality Ranch Ministries shared a message on living each day as an example for others to see.

The Cowboy Church was held in the Hospitality Room and over 40 Cowboys and Cowgirls attended the service. After the service was over we passed out nearly a case of Cowboy Bibles and Travis gave away 65 of his CDs.


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