We had an amazing day at the summer carnival this year.  We had between 900 – 1000 people in attendance with a little over half of the people from the church and a little under half from the community.  The weather was perfect.

That in itself was a miracle.  There can be no doubt that God held back the weather for us.  The weather report for the day was rain, rain and more rain … all day long!  When I looked out the window of my house in the morning, it was overcast and primed for a huge downpour.  But we had lots of people praying for the rain to hold off untill our event was over, and that is exactly what happened.

As we started to set up for the event, the clouds started to go away and the sun started to come out.  We even had a nice little breeze to keep the mosquitoes away.  Then as we neared the end of the event, we could see the clouds rolling in.  After the even was all done and we were just loading the last box into the vehicles to leave the site, the rain started to come down, and it came down hard.  It was like God had the weather on a stop watch for us.  He cleared the skies just long enough for us to set up, have the event, and tear down … to the minute!!

We did have some soggy grounds to deal with from the rain the previous few days, but we made that work.  We had a fabulous time.  We had more activities than ever before.  We brought in more bouncers, had family portraits being taken, and even had caricatures being drawn.  We gave away a whole bunch of plants to people as well as several bikes.  Our hairstylists were amazing!!  I cannot say enough about these amazing ladies who worked tirelessly cutting people’s hair.  Of course, there was lots of food for everyone.  And just like last year, we gave away some rides on a hot air balloon as door prizes.

All in all, it was a huge success.  I want to express my gratitude to all those who volunteered and made this event a success.  Can’t wait ’til next time!


  1. That is exactly what happened the day of our daughter’s wedding. It was the wettest summer in years and we planned an outdoor morning wedding. Trusting and praying that God would keep the rain away for the day friends and I started praying. Even the early morning of was a misty wet moment and everyone was very nervous, I was upstairs praying! The wedding was at 11am. At 10 the skies cleared and a mild breeze came, up the sun shone! The kids were married, the day was great, then as soon as the reception inside started …the skies opened up and it continued raining… the rest of the weekend! Now that’s power of prayer! And trust!

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