Coconut Grove Art Festival
From our South Florida branch, Robyn Wilk reports, “Every year during Presidents’ Day weekend, the town of Coconut Grove (Miami area) holds a huge art festival. This is a great opportunity to be out talking to people, many of whom are Jewish. This year we were out there for three days. I was blessed to have a team of Co-Laborers in Messiah (CLIMS) who drove three to four hours to take part in the outreach. I am grateful for their support and partnership. We also were joined by two great local volunteers. In addition, we had an amazing group from a Messianic congregation in Boca Raton called Ayts Chayim (“Tree of Life”). The group included a woman who became a believer through the ministry of one of our missionaries, Susan Mendelson, in Long Island several years back. Andrea encouraged two of her sons to come and they were among the teens in the group, plus a couple of young adults joined us from the congregation. It was a new experience for many and they enjoyed themselves so much that they didn’t want to leave!
“In total, we handed out 9,675 broadsides and had the joy of praying with someone to receive the Lord.”