Friday, August 02, 2013

Festival Preparations

Today is the day! Anticipation is certainly building here at Lake Itasca as families begin to pour in, eager for a weekend of fellowship, music, and fun! We arrived on Wednesday to help with preparations in a variety of ways. Its been great to be part of the amazing behind-the-scenes work that happens in order to make this event possible. Here are a few pictures from the past 24 hours:

Scrubbing the Snack Shack from top to bottom. 

Picking up sticks and prepping the walkways. 

The bathroom brigade

Dad felt right at home, donning his painting gear and spraying one of the buildings. 

Paintbrush teamwork

And paying attention to the details. 


Folding programs

And picking up more sticks

Carpenters at work

Music Practice

And rehearsing for the children's Storybook Hour. Elizabeth painted this backdrop to enhance our missionary drama story for this year. 

The festival begins this afternoon. As we're responsible for many aspects -- including music ministry, workshops, teaching, and children's ministry, we covet your prayers as we endeavor to serve and encourage. May the Lord be glorified! 

"Serve the Lord with gladness..."
Ps 100:2


Caravan Sonnet said...

It looks great y'all!! Praying for a wonderful festival and that the Lord would touch many hearts!! Can't wait to hear more about it!!
:) Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Are Ruth and Stephen MIA? :)

Bruce and Linda Mitton said...

We've been to this weekend many times...great memories. So nice to see your families servant attitude...sets you apart from others. Blessings. The Mitton Family

Rachel Busenitz said...

Anon -

Ruth was the photographer. And Stephen!? He spent the day on the 'back-40', measuring all the camping spots and marking them out. Our photographer didn't make it out that far to document the action. I'm impressed you noticed the missing workers! Watch for pictures of them in action in an upcoming post...

Anonymous said...

Well, that makes sense! Guess I am just a big fan of your family! :) Thanks for the reply.

Alison said...

Wow! I'm impressed by Elizabeth's backdrop; so skillfully done! Will be praying for you all. I am sure you will all bless others abundantly for Jesus.

Oh, and looking forward to the arrival of my CD's. :)

Sarah said...

Wow! you have put a lot of work into that :) great job! Praying God blesses the festival and all your hard work! Thank you for the update.

Anonymous said...

A lot of work goes into a week like that! Hope you will bless lots of people and y'all have a wonderful week.
Looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing pictures.:)

Lexi said...

praying for you all to have a great time.
In Christ,

Talitha said...

Wow, thank you all for your hard work to prepare for the festival! And overall, a big thank you for all that your family did to help with the Itasca music festival this year.