A Night to Shine, 20166
It's been over a week since the event and I continue to hear amazing feedback from vendors, church members, volunteers, participants, and from their caretakers and parents! How rare is that? We often do special events, but rarely do those events have this kind of widespread and deep impact. All you have to do is watch the video below and see the pictures to know why.
The event was great, but the reason why the event was possible is even greater. Tim Tebow told the story on a radio program. He was speaking in a village in another country. As he walked into the area where eveyrone gathered he noticed that a few boys ran and hid behind a hut. He went over to find out why. The boys had disabilities and were told by an adult to hide so that the special guests would not see them and think less of their village. Touched, Tebow invited those boys to the front and he celebrated them as people whom God dearly loves. This is where the vision for Night to Shine was born.
The point of Night to Shine is to communicate and demonstrate that God dearly loves each and every person. He offers all people His love and proves His love by offering His own Son, Jesus Christ, as a substitute for our sins against God. More about that here.
Thanks for being a part of our Night to Shine event!!! Please look forward to participating again next year, Lord willing! And please leave your comments and share your stories below.
Thanks - Gibson
PS - please take a look at the list of vendors below, and let them know you're grateful for their help! We COULD NOT have done this without them and their generous support!!!
Here's a gallery of pictures from the event:
(More pictures will be available soon. Please let me know if you're interested)
Here's the official video (special thanks to Mike and Bridget Carroll):
Good Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning, Green Acres Nursery, Indian Valley Boys and Girls Club, Jesse's Barbeque and Market, Tim Tebow Foundation, Hana Willow Design, Landis Supermarket, Dunkin Donuts, Bryn & Dane's, Walmart, QNB Bank, Big Laughs Photo Booth, Moyer Specialty Foods, Gordon Florist Inc, Randall Entertainment Services, Henning's Market, King Limousine and Transportation Service, Village Caterers, Harleysville Party Rental, Anna Cotterino Photography, Diane Granger Photography, Don Barnes Photography, Kimberly Sobonilla, Sherry's Hair Salon, Massage Therapist Lianna Kemmerer, Moden Male Barber Shop, Mary Kay Consultant Amie Brady, and Michael Carroll Videography
(Did I miss anyone? Please let me know so I can make corrections! Thanks - Gibson)
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