Monday, August 20, 2007

Well, as promised, here are some pictures of the Good News Spectacular. I arrived at the Dorten Arena Friday morning. About four of us set up all the inflatables. The rest of the CEF volunteers arrived Friday night found out what they would be doing on Saturday during the Spectacular. Afterwards, we got to play on some of the inflatable rides. Below is the Joust!

The next morning, I had to get up at 5:30 so I could be available to drive a truck if more supplies were needed. Unfortunately, when I got to the storage facility where all the inflatable accessories were stored, I found out I had gotten up early and driven all that way for no reason! They didn't really need me to drive anything. So about 4 of us guys drove up to the Dorten Arena and set up the Volcano rock climbing wall and the Half pipe slide! Here is a good shot of all the inflatables we set up inside the Dorten Arena!

The next picture is like the ones above except full of people!!!

The spectacular was from 10 AM to 3 PM. About 7400 people came and 97 people made professions of faith for the first time! All kids got to go on every single ride free of charge and every hour and a half, we would shut down all rides so everyone would go see the illusion show. During this show, the gospel message was presented and people were given the opportunity to accept Jesus.

Also, people used the evangecube and wordless book to present the gospel message to boys and girls when the illusion show was done. In order to go on the crash course (an inflatable, you can see it in the picture above, it has a race car on top), a child would have to listen to this presentation.

Anything look familiar in this photo???

We can't forget about the cows can we???

Most of the volunteers had to leave Saturday evening. The rest of us went to Mr Bob's house to watch a very stupid movie called "Firehouse Dog". Since we were so exhausted, it didn't matter! Furthermore, we found the movie to be very entertaining because two little second grade kids were falling in love with each other! We related this to camp good news since the camp counselors there had trouble keeping some of the 7-8 year olds from kissing each other! I guess puberty begins at an early age these days! Rachael, you should be proud of me! Maybe I am learning how to watch movies like you do!

Sunday morning, the rest of us CEF volunteers went to Mr Bob's church. We all went to Mr. Bob's 5th grade class to help him teach. Next, we listened to a very good message on giving! I reminded myself that some of the happiest and most joyful times in my life have occurred when I have freely given some of my resources to others.

Finally, we ate lunch at Mr. Bob's house and watched "National Treasure". Afterwards, the rest of the CEF helpers left to go home. I stayed with Mr. Bob a little longer playing some video games with his kids but soon realized that I was too tired even to play video games. I considered going home until I noticed Mr. Bob napping in the living room. I figured that watching his kids for him would probably help him sleep, so I stayed a while longer! Eventually, I did go home and go to bed.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


You people would be so proud of me today! I worked for ten hours today setting up moon bounce stuff AND THEN RAN 3 MILES as soon as I got home! I must say that today's run was one of the hardest I have ever done in a long long time, running at a snails pace by the time I finished! I wish I had a picture of me after all this 'torture'. "Charlene" told me that I didn't look to good when I got back!

Anyways, this weekend is the Good News Spectacular. Yall come out if you get a chance! It is at the Dorten Arena at the NCSU fair grounds all day Saturday! I will post pictures of the event when it is completed!

....right now I feel a little dizzy from I need to quit typing before I type subliminally... I hpoe u had a geart yday....aidos....

Saturday, August 4, 2007

First Post

Hello, this is my first I figure I'll tell ya a little about myself!

Name: Brian

Hobbies: Sleeping, eating, TV watching :), watching/playing Football and college basketball! (preseason NFL begins tomorrow...AWESOME), working with children, and playing video games.

Education: BS Aerospace Engineering and pursuing a MS in mechanical engineering.

What I find Annoying: I am a pretty easy going person so it is hard to annoy me. I suppose I am most annoyed by people who think they have all the answers and think they are always right. Humility is a good thing for everyone to have...yet it is seldom practiced.

Religious views: I was born and raised a Protestant Christian. I cannot begin to tell you all the wonderful things God has done for me. Any good characteristics that I have truly have been given to me by God. I challenge anyone, no matter what problems you have or where you are in life, God can help you and change you. If God can change me from what I was to who I am now, he can change you.