Congratulations to John Gamble who not only won 'best new entrant' in the Chronicle Christmas Lights Competition, but was also featured in the latest edition of the Toowoomba LIFE Newspaper (the front cover no less). The sub headline read:
John Gamble is legally blind, but with the help of his dad and church members he has put on a stunning Christmas light display without a Santa in sight.
Just over 4,600 people came into John’s garden to see that “Jesus is the Reason for the Season”. Volunteers handed out our "God Turned Up" Christmas Church Services flyers and we saw a few of those people at St Bart's. Other members shared the good news of Christmas with many visitors who visited the display. This really is a wonderful initiative of John and much thanks to everyone who gave a helping hand. It is also wonderful to note that the donation box setup in the garden collected money for Kiva, a global small loans program deigned to kickstart small businesses in third-world countries. Congratulations John!