A little bit ago I was talking about opportunities that come our way and often go unnoticed. I have made it my passion to not allow this to happen to me and I am LOVING it ! There is a man named Vinnie here in town, he and his wife own a BBQ restaurant, for 10 years now they have made it their goal to sponsor a block party to feed the homeless. Vinnie works hard to get the funding for this event by also sponsoring a Father’s day car show where all the proceeds go to the block party. He also has gotten local people to come and offer their hearts, hands and services to help make it all happen. My friend David Lee offers his DJ services for music and audio for the performers that come to entertain and through his involvement is how I learned of the event. My contribution is actually very minimal, I just go full of enthusiasm and support for the event. I help where and when I can and if nothing else I am a smiling participant in all the days events. I feel happy and fortunate to be able to be a part of it all. This is Vinnie:
The Block Party took place on a beautiful August day , the weather could not have been more pleasant. I sat down in the middle of everything and got my camera out to record all the smiles that were absolutely everywhere. The event ended with many people receiving blessings from the different groups of young people that came to provide their own unique kind of ministry. They blessed me too and I truely felt blessed. I didn’t know any of these people and I don’t know how well they may or may not have known one another but the fellowship that was being experienced there that day was Amazing. It reaffirmed my conviction to not let opportunities pass me by where I can see humanity at its absolute best.
100 Pictures: Here are a bunch of the pictures that I took that day. There are many, as they scroll by you may not want to see them all but pause your busy lives for just a few images and see what I saw that day.