Open Arms Ministry celebrates 29 years

By Derrick Lee Anderson

Saturday was a busy day in Campbell County as a couple of events took place. Campbell County High School was the site of the LA Cruizers Open
Show. And at Open Arms Ministry’s facility in Jacksboro, it was the site of something extra special. The organization celebrated its 29th anniversary with a community wide food drive and celebration. As a WLAF personality, I looked forward to this event ever since I first heard about this event on both WATE-TV in Knoxville and WLAF radio in La Follette.

TOP PHOTO:  Youngsters enjoyed their time at Saturday’s celebration.

There were quite a few people who attended this event including La Follette Mayor Mike Stanfield who stopped by to grab a bite to eat  There was plenty of fun for all ages with everything ranging from a dunk tank to a face painting station. For the kids, they had so much fun with the dunk tank.
During the event, a special moment took place when a couple of people from Food City stopped by the facility and presented them with a $3,500
donation. Talk about a blessing!

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1 Peter 4:10 says, “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”

For these workers, they’ve put their heart and soul into serving this community for 29 years. As for what’s going to happen for their 30th
anniversary next year, only time will tell.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/24/2018-6AM)

2 Replies to “Open Arms Ministry celebrates 29 years”

  1. Thank you so much for the kind words, Derrick. Also, thank you for coming out and celebrating with us.

  2. David, you are welcome. When I heard about this event on radio and TV, I wanted to come and celebrate with you all.

    You all are a blessing to this community and I hope you all have a blessed week. 🙏

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