AT THE RACE TRACK
3 DIFFERENT WEBSITES, WITH 3 EIGHT FOOT BANNERS, AND STICKERS ON SPONSORED CARS
(ATTENTION CHURCHES: YOU NEED TO BE THERE GIVING PEOPLE A PLACE TO GO TO LEARN ABOUT A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS AND FIND A COMMUNITY OF BELIEVERS!)
One of the most exciting places we have been able to share the good news about Jesus is at the local car race track, Meridian Speedway in Meridian, Idaho. Each year as the season ends, both the track and the drivers are eager for us to commit to another year. The first year we had 1 banner in the Family Section for JesusChristInternational.com. The second year we bought 2 banners, one for TalkAboutJesus.TV and one for ForbidFear.com. The drivers have placed stickers on their cars with our websites, and they yell out the website into the microphone when they win. In the after party in the pits, we give them promotional items to hand out to their fans that they sign, as well as promote our websites. The announcement booth calls out our websites every race to all of the fans in the full stadium, as well as over their international broadcast of the race. The track has a bingo game every race, and we give them our promotional items to hand out to their winners in the prize bags. Our websites are listed on the program insert with an ad, and listed by driver names as a sponsor of each driver. We have sponsored up to 9 drivers in various car classes.
It has been so much fun sponsoring drivers at the race track, of all ages! They have so much passion for the sport and are so fun to watch! We learn so much from them about determination and drive in an effort to finish well! We are so thankful to our drivers for helping us promote our websites about Jesus! Take a look at the pictures below to see more drivers we sponsor. Arijana is pictured above. She is so much fun to sponsor! Her dad has a car dealership and she and her dad helped us find an amazing truck to purchase when our car died. They really took the time to learn about our vehicle needs and find us a great truck. If you are in the Boise area, we highly recommend looking for your next car at OzzysCarCompany.com, and ask for Arijana to show you around to help you find your next car. (Tell her "Hi" from Talani... giggle... you will adore her! She is so knowledgeable!)
FANS IN THE STANDS
There are no more passionate fans than race car fans, and the fans at this track totally support their drivers. It has been so fun to get to know them, and several of the fans have asked about our drivers or banners or website logos on our clothing. We have had conversations happen in the stands, in the air conditioned bar, in the pizza line, in the burger line, on a special night in the bratwurst line, in the restrooms and in the pits. We often sit in the stands and pray for those around us, and those we see walking by, as we pray for our drivers. We pray that many at the track will come to know Jesus from the family section to the animals section at the far end to the pits to the booth.
FOLLOWERS OF JESUS
It has been exciting to meet other people who know and love Jesus at the track. Many of them are encouraged to share their faith in fun creative ways after seeing the unique ways we share our faith. We have had believers pray over us in front of fans at the track that God would bless our efforts so that more people without hope would come to know the hope in Jesus! It has been so encouraging to us to meet others from the family of God in the stands. If you see us there, please come by and say hello. It would be so fun to meet you!