A group From Decatur Baptist Church in Decatur, AL made a return trip to Lakeshore this week. They spent the majority of their week at James and Ms. Bea's house hanging and mudding and sanding sheetrock.
The group from Riverside Fellowship in Florida also made another trip back to Lakeshore. It was a blessing for me to get to meet them and spend a little bit of time getting to know them in the evenings. They spent much of their week at Ms. Lynn's house painting and laying the floor in the bathroom.
This past Thursday was the grand opening of the Silver Slipper Casino just down the road from the church. I never expected to be stuck in a traffic jam in Lakeshore, but I found myself there Thursday night after the women's Bible Study. While I found myself complaining that I was stuck in traffic, I knew just down the road was the folks from Riverside Fellowship, and man from Alabama, and Pastor Don taking advantage of the back up traffic by passing out $1,000,000,000 bills...of course not the real but one with a short gospel presentation on the back. When I arrived back at the church I grabbed a few myself and we headed for the casino. We got into the casino and began passing them out. This was the first time I had ever done anything like passing out tracks...and entering a casino for that matter. I'll be honest, it was a bit weird for me at first, but once I settled down and realized that God could use this opportunity I began walking around handing out the billion dollar bills. I got many different reactions, but most people just kinda looked at me funny and some turned down the bill but others took it. For a little more detail check out Pastor Don's blog. He does a fine job detailing the adventure.