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Feast of Joy Being Held at Baldwin Park in Midtown

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Received this through some e-mails, so passing on the info for those who live by Baldwin Park.

The City of Houston Parks and Recreations Department and the Mayor's Office have just approved the use of Baldwin Park on Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., for an event called "Feast of Joy," hosted by a local non-profit organization. During this two-day event, the organizers will "host bible study and other activities under a 20x20 tent as well as feed those who attend." (according to Ricardo E. Magdaleno| Senior Superintendent | Mayor's Office of Special Events).

More than 500 homeless individuals are expected to attend and be fed during this event

The date of this event has been changed. It is now September 29-30, 2012. -Editor

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I can't find anything online about it. If it is indeed a real event occurring, a 20x20 tent is not nearly large enough for 500 people. Plus, the group would have had to pay the park rental fee, buy insurance, provide portable bathroom facilities, etc. In other words, they have to have a decent chunk of change to make it happen because of the city requirements to rent the park. I no longer live nearby, but if it is an actual event, I hope the organizers have plans to disperse everyone because camping is not allowed in the park at all.

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I can't find anything online about it. If it is indeed a real event occurring, a 20x20 tent is not nearly large enough for 500 people.

The event is 10 hours long. You don't have to fit 500 at one time.

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I received a note from the people behind this event yesterday. The date is now September 29-30th, 2012. Here's the information they sent along:


The Feast of Joy will be held in Sam Houston Park Saturday and Sunday September 29th and 30th. Many of the same people who participated in the first Feast of Joy in 1990 are coming together this year where thousands of the less fortunate will enjoy a banquet feast.

Listen to the Cries of the Children is bringing awareness and solutions to help stop Human Trafficking. The public is invited to come and bring those less fortunate, especially children, where they can feast sumptuously and be encouraged. Everyone is encouraged to bring clothing, canned goods, toiletries and personal items for the needy.

The blowing of the shofar, the rams horn, will herald the Feast of Joy. Clothing and food will be distributed to those in need. Licensed personnel will be on hand to cut and style hair for the homeless, the needy and socially abandoned segments of our society. Caring servants will uplift their spirits. Job counseling services will be made available for those wanting jobs and opportunities. Joyful entertainment for young and old alike will be performed by many different musical groups.

The Feast of Joy is on Sukkot, the Hebrew holiday or feast of joy. For seven days they would live and eat in the Sukkah, a temporary hut with a roof (called a s’chach) of cut branches and leaves to celebrate the miracle of God’s “Cloud of Glory” which sheltered them for 40 years in the desert, symbolizing humility and dependence upon God’s protection and providence.

The Feast of Joy is sponsored by Hear O’ Israel International in collaboration with Listen to the Cries of the Childrenand all who want to help - individuals, organizations, and companies. The Feast of Joy will be held all day Saturday September 29th and a feast of music will be held all day Sunday September 30th.

Twenty two years ago during the first Feast of Joy, a clear beautiful upside-down rainbow appeared above the Feast as a sign of God’s blessing. Larry and his friend helped cater the first Feast of Joy because his friend received a vision to do so. His friend died but Larry will again this year help cater the Feast.

Listen to the Cries of the Children has been herald in the Congressional Record in Washington, DC, by the Pope in Rome, and people of all backgrounds and denominations as the touch-stone of God’s Heart for turning the hearts of the fathers to the hearts of the children and the hearts of the children back to the hearts of the fathers. As we Listen to the Cries of the Children, ears will be opened to hear the voice of God and action will be taken to meet the needs of the children and to stop human trafficking.

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I received a note from the people behind this event yesterday. The date is now September 29-30th, 2012. Here's the information they sent along:


The Feast of Joy will be held in Sam Houston Park Saturday and Sunday September 29th and 30th. Many of the same people who participated in the first Feast of Joy in 1990 are coming together this year where thousands of the less fortunate will enjoy a banquet feast.

Listen to the Cries of the Children is bringing awareness and solutions to help stop Human Trafficking. The public is invited to come and bring those less fortunate, especially children, where they can feast sumptuously and be encouraged. Everyone is encouraged to bring clothing, canned goods, toiletries and personal items for the needy.

The blowing of the shofar, the rams horn, will herald the Feast of Joy. Clothing and food will be distributed to those in need. Licensed personnel will be on hand to cut and style hair for the homeless, the needy and socially abandoned segments of our society. Caring servants will uplift their spirits. Job counseling services will be made available for those wanting jobs and opportunities. Joyful entertainment for young and old alike will be performed by many different musical groups.

The Feast of Joy is on Sukkot, the Hebrew holiday or feast of joy. For seven days they would live and eat in the Sukkah, a temporary hut with a roof (called a s’chach) of cut branches and leaves to celebrate the miracle of God’s “Cloud of Glory” which sheltered them for 40 years in the desert, symbolizing humility and dependence upon God’s protection and providence.

The Feast of Joy is sponsored by Hear O’ Israel International in collaboration with Listen to the Cries of the Childrenand all who want to help - individuals, organizations, and companies. The Feast of Joy will be held all day Saturday September 29th and a feast of music will be held all day Sunday September 30th.

Twenty two years ago during the first Feast of Joy, a clear beautiful upside-down rainbow appeared above the Feast as a sign of God’s blessing. Larry and his friend helped cater the first Feast of Joy because his friend received a vision to do so. His friend died but Larry will again this year help cater the Feast.

Listen to the Cries of the Children has been herald in the Congressional Record in Washington, DC, by the Pope in Rome, and people of all backgrounds and denominations as the touch-stone of God’s Heart for turning the hearts of the fathers to the hearts of the children and the hearts of the children back to the hearts of the fathers. As we Listen to the Cries of the Children, ears will be opened to hear the voice of God and action will be taken to meet the needs of the children and to stop human trafficking.

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