This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
269 Trust Christ!
7am: Everything starts very peacefully as my phone alarm goes off. I am thankful for the late nights invested over the last month that gave a sense that we were ready. 12pm: The two Penske trucks arrive with Bill and Tim behind the wheel. A crew will arrive shortly to load what seems like my whole garage. 3pm: Jason meets me at the Binghamton arena to hand off a few extra hockey tickets. Dan and I go over details for six ministry teams arriving soon. 5pm: The CRAZINESS starts as ministry teams and churches arrive for the next two hours. 7pm: The hockey game starts, of course there is a fight or two or three and sometimes a hockey game breaks out. 8pm: At the first break Cory leads a meeting with over 100 counselors to give them details about how we will conduct counseling after the Gospel message. Then the Rally Team meets to go over AMP time final details. 10pm: The game ends, which is always too soon! Our staff sets up prizes and props on the ice. I introduce Tom Phillips, who shares the gospel in 15 minutes and then gives a public invitation. Over 400 flood the hallways to receive counsel. 11pm: The high octane AMP time begins. It doesn’t hurt to give away a few AMP drinks to help. People are screaming, 2400 Frisbees are flying, and giant turtles are flying up and down the ice. This is absolute controlled CRAZINESS. 12am: Groups head out for three, 2-hour sessions of bowling, the Sports Dome and Binghamton University. 6am: Clean up, pack up, drive home and pass out!!! Some time later: Thanks for your part in this night, even if you didn’t stay up all night ☺.
John and Aaron Miller, one of our large facility coordinators
Tom Phillips sharing the Gospel
One of the 269 filling out a decision card during counseling
2011 SB Facts
• • • • • Total Attendance — 2401 Total Professions of Faith — 269 Total Staff to run the event — 107 Total Hours invested ??? 100’s Number of all- nighters to prepare before the event — Only 1 PTL Eternal Value — Priceless
John and Pam
Not everyone stays up all night
2401 crazy students and leaders full of energy!!!
40+ Staff at one of our large facilities