|Pointing Others in the Right Direction
The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department conducts a free Outdoors Expo the first weekend in October each year at its headquarters in Austin, Texas. Annually around 40,000 participants visit the Expo.
Each year Texas Baptist Men sets up a Compass course and teaches basic compass skills to participants in addition to sharing spiritual applications related to Christ. We also provide a water station and give out cups of water in Jesus' name. This year more than 1,200 visitors participated in the Compass course.
We would welcome your involvment in helping to minister to the many visitors that come to the Expo. For more information about this ministry opportunity contact Keith Mack at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (214) 828-5354.
For more information about the Texas Parks & Wildlife Expo click on the following link. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/exptexas/programs/expo
When the last visitors trickled out of the Austin headquarters grounds late Sunday, a total of 37,575 people had enjoyed the 17th annual Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo. That’s down from about 42,000 visitors last year, but considerably more than the close to 8,000 who attended the first Expo in 1992. In the event’s early years, it seemed that bigger was better. But after a record 46,800 visitors rocked staff back on their heels in 2000, organizers and leaders saw how longer crowd lines and the strain of growth tested the event.
TPWD has since focused on the quality of the visitor experience as the most important measure of success. And by all accounts, based on glowing customer feedback over the weekend, Expo XVII was superb, with almost no problems and a multitude of stakeholders singing our praises. The department’s flagship outreach event continues be an effective way to reach youth and families, as again this year about half of the attendees were children.