First Baptist Church in Plattsmouth is rounding up families for their second annual Wild West Cowboy Carnival.
Scheduled Sept. 29, church officials are inviting area families to enjoy a fun-filled event starting at 10 a.m.
The Walker Family’s Round Up Ministries from Chicago orchestrates the carnival, according to Bill Marks with First Baptist Church’s youth ministries.
The Walker family consists of Kevin Walker, Loretta Walker, Jeannie Mae, K.W. Walker, Barbara Walker and Joseph Walker.
“We are Roundup Ministries,” said Kevin Walker. “We’re rounding up souls to be saved, soul winners to search and strays to get back into service. I am an independent, fundamental Baptist missionary Evangelist.”
The Walkers may be found at revivals, teen and junior camps, Vacation Bible Schools, family conferences and mission conferences.
The actual Walker Ministries Show Sept. 29 starts at 11 a.m. Marks encouraged people to come for the show and stay the rest of the activities. “They sing. They have a ventriloquist. They do the whole show,” he said.
One of the most popular features of the Walker show is Champ, their trick pony.
Champ performs15 different tricks that illustrate the Gospel. In 2012, he performed 115 times in churches across the country!
“He came on the road with us in 2011, and God has used him in a tremendous way,” the Walker family states on the Round Up Ministries Web site.
The carnival also includes midway-style games, inflatables, barrel train and more.
Marks said Round Up Ministries also offers a mechanical bull that may be ridden by people of any age.
“They can do it slow enough for a child to rise,” he said.
Hotdog lunches will be provided at no cost. “There will also be a shaved ice booth for free,” he said.
The carnival is one way church officials hope to show that having faith is fun. “We just wanted something families could enjoy,” he said.