DIAMOND—The 6th annual horse whisperer event hosted Sept. 18 by First Baptist Church here at Doc Haskins Arena drew nearly 3,000 people and featured several rededications and nine salvations.
Cowboy James Frazier was the horse whisperer. He raised the question, “Does life really just happen?” Using a young colt, he illustrated that circumstances and events that we might think are mere coincidences are actually divine appointments. Through gentle pressure and direction and a deliberate plan, he earned the trust of the colt and saddled and rode her for the first time. In the same way God applies pressure and direction to show us the plan that He has for our lives if we will give our trust and obedience to Him and follow His will.
Butch and Patty Frazier, James’ parents, came to Christ that night. Their stories are part of the many blessings the town of 800 in Southwest Missouri experienced that night. More than 100 members of First Diamond volunteered as Pastor Ron Crow worked hard to see that the congregation adhered to its motto of “Serving God—Loving People.”
The free food for the event was exceptional. It included 520 pounds of barbecued chicken, 1,300 hamburgers, 1,000 hot dogs, 130 pounds of cowboy beans, and 100 pounds of deer meat. Volunteers also served snow cones, popcorn, bottled water, soda, and cowboy coffee.
Maci Garrett of Siloam Springs, Ark., a Christian country artist, presented worship music. There were 500 cowboy bibles handed out and 750 cowboy tracts. Many went into the crowd to share the Gospel using colored bandanas.