While watching a 3ABN presentation by Pathways to Health, Jacque Small was inspired to see how she could make a difference for God. After talking to a small group of members in her church, they formed the Wilson County Fair Committee (WCFC). In 2015, WCFC, along with Rocky Davis and the Literature Evangelism Department at the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference, shared a booth and began distributing literature. Wilson County Fair averages from 400,000 to 600,000 attendees each year. Together, they have now distributed more than 4,000 books and 60,000 pieces of literature.
After much prayer and discussion, the committee felt it needed to take the ministry a step further. This called for a total change, starting with a new name, reorganization, and expanded goals. It was decided that the group’s goals were best represented by the quote, “truth must be spoken, in leaflets and pamphlets, and these must be scattered like the leaves of autumn,” Testimonies for the Church, v. 9, p. 231. The new name, Gold Leaf Outreach, best represented this concept. This will allow the team to do literature distribution at a variety of venues in the region, and to include all who might feel a calling to help with this ministry. Along with having a booth at the 2018 Wilson County Fair, the outreach ministry will man booths at other regional events. With God’s leading, the team will be working toward a multi-faceted literature outreach.
The witnessing team of this outreach would like to share with fellow churches and their members what they have learned through their booth experiences. If you are interested in joining a literature distribution event, contact Rocky Davis, Kentucky-Tennessee Conference at 615-859-1391, for further information.
Kentucky-Tennessee | February 2018