Cockermouth Show - August 2009

Post date: Aug 10, 2009 10:1:28 PM

Robert McGibbon and Tom O'Donnell have kindly provided this report from the Cockermouth Show.

After considerable rain in the days before the show, it was a surprise that, after a dull start to the day, there was no rain and the field seemed to dry out quickly. We were given a good site on a main thoroughfare, next to men selling wind turbines. Two of these men were very interested in the work of CGO, one was from CofE background and the other was from a Pentecostal Church.

The stall on the other side was for Guide Dogs for the Blind. As we already knew three of the helpers, it opened up conversations with the other 2 helpers. Please pray that something of what was said may be remembered.

Quite a number of children visited the stall to try out the guessing box and Tom entertained them with rope tricks which incorporated a gospel message. (It was convenient being opposite the toy stall.) It was a surprise to meet again a girl that had visited the stall with her father at Silloth. Also the lad whom we had helped get to first aid at the 2008 show with a bee sting called to say, "Hello and thank you again."

People seemed to be comfortable to take tracts for themselves and we had a good selection within easy reach.

Tom was able to renew contact with some of his customers to his dental lab.

At the end of the show a Christian young man who works on the Osprey project and was at the show representing RSPB, called to ask for prayer for his unbelieving girlfriend. He selected a number of tracts in the series "10 Reasons to Believe........." Pray these may point her to the Saviour.

Robert and Moira McGibbon with Tom O'Donnell.