by Doug Lee

“When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the world.” Acts 1:8

The youth group of Two Rivers Fellowship, North Platte, Neb., staged a booth June 9-10 at Heritage Days in North Platte. They planned, organized and manned the booth for the second year. They were being witnesses for Christ in their Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.

Heritage Days is a celebration of local history for all ages. It is held at the Lincoln County Historical Museum on the north edge of North Platte.

Two Rivers Fellowship saw Heritage Days as an opportunity to provide games for children, promote the church and its upcoming events, and to discover evangelistic and church prospects. The booth’s activities consisted of a fishing pond for little kids, a bean bag toss, throwing balls into six buckets, and face painting.

Parents filled out a needs survey and signed up themselves and their children for a drawing. While the youth managed the games, adults from Two Rivers Fellowship visited with the parents and grandparents.

Results from this event were:

  • Building a good relationship with the community
  • Praying with three adults
  • Sharing Christ with a young married couple
  • Promoting Two Rivers Fellowship’s upcoming neighborhood Block Parties and Sports Camp

“This is a good way to teach our youth to serve,” said April Casper, the booth organizer and member of Two Rivers Fellowship.

Doug Lee is a church planter in Western Nebraska. He and his wife, Brenda, lead Western Trails Ministry. Look for Western Trails Ministry on Facebook. Contact Doug at