And all these shall be added: Summer 2016 Recap – Part ll

And all these shall be added: Summer 2016 Recap – Part ll

Brooklife Father’s Day Parade

 

Once the summer was finally underway, John and the team came out to work with Brooklife Church again for the Father’s Day parade in Mukwonago. When lined up and ready to go, the Media Van team were given two freezers full of popsicles for the crowd, as well as some volunteer helping hands. Going through town during the parade, John made sure to have one screen that showed live feed of the crowd as he passed with the camera. The other two screens showed Brooklife’s video content about their summer Bible school programs. Even some of the prominent figures featured in the parade made use of the Media Van’s restroom.

They crowd loved it and so did Brooklife; afterwards, John and the crew stayed in the church parking lot, showing more videos and sharing our heavenly Father’s love with the community.

 

Image by John Jones

Woodland Wednesdays

 

Another big feature for the Media Van in the summer of 2016 was the famous “Woodland Wednesdays.” John and the crew would accompany an outreach group from Evangel Assembly of God and host fun nights for the kids living at the Woodlands and their families. The first night there, John brought his old-timey popcorn machine for the kids to enjoy during the movie. The wonderful team of drivers would help hand out bags of goodies and converse with the families on top of their other jobs. Though some of these nights were regrettably cancelled appearances for the Media Van team, it’s one of the most dear places to keep frequenting for John and the crew.

 

Image by John Jones

4th of July

 

Of course, what would a Media Van summer outreach season be with the Pewaukee 4th of July parade? This time around, John invited his new partner and volunteer, John Stephan, along and brought his own ministry, “His Banquet Ministries,” which boasts a mobile grill.

 

Image by John Jones

 

After the parade and eventually settling in the Droegkamp parking lot, the showing of “Monumental,” and grilling of burgers and hot dogs commenced. Onlookers from the parade were invited to the movie and given food upon arriving at the lot. All the while, John and the crew would share the Word of God gently with the attendees, initiating meaningful conversations about how God affects us in the United States. The night was long and full of the Spirit, moving to remind us all that He is above all in our nation.

 

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Home Driveway Ministry

 

Another opportunity came in July for John to share the love of God with his own personal neighborhood in Wauwatosa. He brought the Van back to his place because of some much-needed work on the carburetor, and John took the opportunity to invite his neighbors and friends out on Friday night for a family movie time in his front yard. John remembers how fulfilling and joyful the nights were and how positively the people responded to this new and personal type of ministry. God will move in any way, any time, and any place; we just need to trust and follow His lead. John knows that this is a genuine and effective way to reach out to those closest to him and address the things that come up often, talking both before, during, and after the events with his neighbors any time he’s home. What a blessing!

 

Image by John Jones

During all this activity in the summer, the Media Van started having problems heating up and stalling while out on duty, and it very soon became very dangerous to drive. For fear of stalling with on the road again, or on the freeway, John decommissioned Big Blue for a short while to address this chronic and discouraging problem.

 

TO BE CONTINUED…