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SUN-N-FUN Air Show 2011
A big shout of praise to our Almighty GOD who put his wings of protection over the SAMI booth at Sun-N-Fun Airshow in Lakeland. Tornado’s touched down on Thursday, March 31st, destroying over 70 planes and many display booths. The booth’s surrounding SAMI where destroyed, but our flimsey booth was untouched!
“Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare of the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my GOD , and I am trusting him” Psalms 91:1-2.
It was a very successful week despite the weather. Every year SAMI joins Pilot’s for Christ International at Sun-N-Fun for the week to present an opportunity for new interest and raise funds for missions costs. This year’s show was March 29th – April 3rd (Tues. – Sun.). The Pilot’s for Christ booth is always open to the needs of people, presenting opportunities to share the Word and pray with people who come to the booth.
Dick Blondin set up on Tuesday with the aid of Brad Goodridge. Brad picked up the display and drove it to Lakeland. He lives in Lakeland and was a huge asset all week both at the booth and helping set up and tear down. John Binkley came out Friday to help; Joy Eisele came out Saturday and Bob Lehton came along with Dick Blondin’s wife Cecilia to wrap up the week on Sunday. Thanks to everyone for volunteering their time to support SAMI and be a light to the community.
The paper airplanes where a big hit, thanks Dick, adults and kids alike where fascinated by the round paper planes! They each had information about Pilot’s for Christ on them and where handed out to all the kids. We couldn’t make them fast enough!