‘I Am Second’ party at Hawaiian Falls

Left-to-right: John Humphrey, Director of Communication, I Am Second; Rawd Jones, Chaplain, Pure Group; Andrew McElyea, Ministry Partners Manager, I Am Second; Clint Hill, General Manager, Hawaiian Falls Garland. Photo by David Alvey.

Innovative ministry wraps up the summer with a fun day at Garland waterpark and collects school supplies for area kids.

(Garland) More than 1,200 people turned out for the I Am Second Back-to-School party at Hawaiian Falls Garland on Aug. 18. Guests donated school supplies to benefit local kids. The worship band from Stillwater Community Church in Rowlett performed a blend of rock and roll classics and Contemporary Christian worship music on the stage at the wavepool.

“We were happy to partner with I Am Second and Pure Group to host this event,” said Clint Hill, Hawaiian Falls Garland General Manager. “Using the I Am Second model, Rawd Jones of Pure Group led our Chaplains program at all four North Texas waterparks. After working hard all summer, we want our ambassadors to leave with more than a paycheck and a tan. We try to teach them about servant leadership and putting others first.”

The worship band from Stillwater Community Church in Rowlett entertains the crowd in the wavepool. Photo by David Alvey.

I am Second, an initiative of e3 Partners Ministry headquartered in Plano, is a movement meant to inspire people to live for God and for others. The authentic stories on iamsecond.com provide insight into dealing with typical struggles of everyday living. These stories give hope to the lonely, help from destructive lifestyles, and inspiration to the unfulfilled.

Hawaiian Falls’ staff donned I Am Second t-shirts in honor of the event. Water Safety Supervisor Kristin Strawn, in black t-shirt on the front row, apparently didn’t get the “Pink” memo. Photo by David Alvey.

Hawaiian Falls employs more than 850 people at waterparks in Garland, Mansfield, The Colony and Roanoke. The parks are open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. More info at  hfalls.com.

Story and photos by David Alvey.

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