Florida State Fair Photos

post date: February 16, 2008

Another Tent View
Located on the midway, the Live Prayer Gospel Tent covered
5000 square feet and seated 300 people.

Four Girls-1
These four teens received copies of An Anchor for the Soul.

Getting ready to sing
A gospel group prepares for a concert inside the tent.

Marlene Pritchard, Lee Fay, Scott and Doreen Mahlstedt. Lee had the vision for the State Fair outreach.
Scott and Doreen work with the Anchor Book Depot.

Corn Dog
The biggest corn dog I’ve ever eaten.

Fried Twinkies
I’ve never seen this on TV, but I met a man who told me
that he loved fried Twinkys. He was eating a deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich at the time.

Deep Fried Pepsi
How is this possible?

Beek Sundae
Two words that should never go together–Beef and Sundae.
I was afraid to try one.

Ferris Wheel
The magnificent Ferris Wheel dominates the skyline at night.

Over 500,000 people attended the Florida State Fair this year. The 4000 copies of An Anchor for the Soul were given out by volunteers at the Live Prayer Gospel Tent every day. Here’s an email we received a few days ago:

My family and I went to the Florida State Fair today. This lady gave me a book called An Anchor for the Soul. Well 99.9% of the time I always say Thank you but no, this time was different. I took it what’s the harm. Well I do not read a lot at all, but I just finished it. I want to say thank you it was just what I needed to remind me I’m not alone. It’s been a little rough for me these days, everyone has a rough time from time to time. But this time for me was REALLY different. I do go to church, and I know the Lord, and I do believe but somewhere with all the deaths in my life here lately and all the sadness, I guess I just feel sad, if that’s even the right way to explain it. I always try to make people smile, but sometimes it’s hard when you just don’t feel too good on the inside. Well enough of my babbling. I just wanted to let you know I enjoyed it.

This note is just a sample of what the Lord did this week at the Florida State Fair.


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