By Baptist and Reflector
CUNNINGHAM — Yellow Creek Baptist Church members saw 102 people make salvation decisions during a nine-day period from Aug. 22-30 as a result of their various ministries.
It began on Aug. 22 as Yellow Creek hosted its Third Annual Cruisin‘ The Creek Car, Truck, Tractor, and Motorcycle Show. There were 327 vehicles entered and that many more in attendance for their chance to win door prizes including a 1986 Corvette, a 1985 Ford Mustang Convertible, a $500 Harley Davidson gift card, a $500 John Deere gift card, a $500 gift card for a new set of tires and much more.
Before the awards and door prizes were handed out, Pastor Phillip Chambers shared the gospel with those in attendance and 36 people prayed to receive Christ and met with church counselors.
The next day three more people accepted Christ during Yellow Creek’s morning services including one young man that attended the car show on the previous day, heard the gospel, but did not respond.
That evening the church sponsored its first back to school bash which featured carnival games. Each student was given a Yellow Creek backpack with school supplies. The event drew 153 children and their families with 72 of them indicating they had no church home. Chambers shared the gospel and 12 children and one adult professed faith in Christ.
On Aug. 27 the church provided a meal for the Montgomery Central High School (Clarksville) football team. At the end of his devotion, Pastor Chambers shared the gospel and 28 football players prayed to receive Christ as Savior of their lives.
Preceding the game on Friday night, Yellow Creek partnered with Montgomery Central’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes to host a tailgate party. Students who were willing to listen to a devotion from a local pastor or lay leader were given a free ticket to the game and pizza. After the devotion, 17 students prayed to receive Christ.
During the game, football players put their faith into action. An opposing player was injured and the team knelt on the field to pray.
Others also were saved over the nine-day period, Chambers reported.
“As you can imagine, the congregation of Yellow Creek is fired up more than ever to share their faith with others at every opportunity presented to them,” he said.
“We encourage other churches to be active in their local communities and use those opportunities to share the life changing gospel of Christ with everyone they come in contact with,” he added.