Jesus Reigns Fun Day avoids rain
JOHN WYBORN is a man on a mission, spreading his faith while trying to unite the Christian community.
It's an ambitious vision for the Grafton man.
Mr Wyborn has started with small steps, including holding a Jesus Reigns Family Fun Day last Saturday.
The program brought together Christian groups at Pirate Park, with a barbecue, temporary tattoos, jumping castle and a band.
Mr Wyborn said he felt it was important that followers of different Christian denominations put their differences apart and come together as a community.
“Focusing on differences takes people away from God,” he said.
Several churches pitched in, including the Christian Outreach Centre, Riverside Community Church, the Anglican Church and members of other churches throughout Grafton.
Mr Wyborn said he was impressed by the support of volunteers, with some people placing invitations in mailboxes in pouring rain in the week leading up to the day. One family had baked about 100 cakes for the occasion.
“The churches helped out, volunteers helped and the day was a great success,” Mr Wyborn said.
He said the rain held off and about 100 people attended.
Mr Wyborn said he plans to hold more fun days, with one scheduled in June and another around Father's Day in September.