The Harvest is Plentiful | Fall 2015

The Harvest is Plentiful | Fall 2015

Connect

So after Labor Day weekend, the Media Van and team began to prepare for the next season, starting off with raising support and encouraging the church at Elmbrook’s “Connect” weekend. Much like the year before, we attended a large conference and gathered in the Elmbrook parking lot with lots of other ministries in the Brookfield area. The Van was set up to show examples of video content we used out on outreaches and encouraged the believers around us in the Lord. Lots of people were allowed inside as well to see the vision of the Media Van’s final product, to see the progress thus far, and to learn more about how to be involved with the unique ministry of the Media Van. We talked about the summer and our past exploits, showing how the grace of God worked behind the scenes at this project and how He was bringing more of it together all the time.

Connecting and learning about local ministries in your area is a great way to see how the Lord is still at work in our world today. Thank you Elmbrook Church for allowing us back this harvest season.

Photo by Sammi Funk

Photo by Sammi Funk

Unexpected Developments

After “Connect” came to a close and we had a moments rest, we wanted to meet together with a board of council members to discuss all that went on and how the rest of the year could proceed. While no one was available to meet that night, there was some wonderful and unexpected news – the funds for the 3rd screen’s purchase was ready! After another personal encounter with one of our wonderful donors, John was presented with the rest of the funds to purchase the last crown jewel of the Media Van project.

John’s dream of nearly thirty years is finally coming together in its entirety!

 

Grace Church

After much conversing and deliberation, the Media Van was able to make it out to Grace Church in Delafield for an outdoor service/open mic discussion on personal mission work. It was great! John was allowed some time during the service portion to have a Q&A with the congregation and share his testimony in a nutshell. There was of course music with the worship service and the weather proved to be just right to provide a nice atmosphere for the sermon topic of harvest and the seasons of the Christian life. Right out near the busy street, the Van provided its high profile performance and aimed to attract more people into the arms and wisdom of God.

Photo by John Jones

Photo by John Jones

Harvest Fest

Again, the Media headed out to Elmbrook again for the week long “Harvest Fest.” Parking the Van outside in the parking lot again, we now had installed the new FM radio transmitter for the people coming and going from the church to listen to the Media Van videos in their cars.

Over the entire week, John stood at the table with the BASICS in Milwaukee crew inside the auditorium and explained to more people in detail of the progress of the Media Van and encouraged them to take a look outside and try the radio transmitter for themselves. At the BASICS table, there were, of course, all kinds of brochures and information about the various ministries connected through BASICS and a sign-up sheet to get involved. The Mobile Media Ministry had quite the time, conversing with old friends and reconnecting over the possibility of volunteering. With some more support at our back, we were encouraged in the future possibilities of 2016 and how the Lord was bringing more and more people to our attention for help.

 

Breakdown at Atkinson Park

The Media Van crew was raring to go out on another small outreach during the Fall season.

One, “Trunk or Treat” event was the last outreach scheduled, but in the end had to be cancelled.

Out at an impromptu outreach at Atkinson Park in Milwaukee, all went very well, but in the end the Van had a mechanical malfunction with its fuel line and had to be towed back to Wiza and Co., where a new fuel pump had to be installed.

We trust in the Lord that He will continue to keep it running as long as He sees it bringing people to know Him more. Incidentally, the pastor from the church whose event was cancelled has scheduled ten Fridays out of our next summer season in 2016!

We are expecting to see Big Blue return to us very soon, and we hope to see that 3rd screen installed and a possible Christmas outreach before 2015 draws to a close.

Photo by John Jones

Photo by John Jones

Photo by John Jones

Photo by John Jones

As for Now

The Mobile Media Ministry has had a lot to do this year, and of course it’s not over yet. We are looking forward to the way the Lord will move in us in the coming months and into 2016, a new year.

Thanks again to all who showed their love and support this Fall and we hope to see you all very soon.

God bless!