Missionary Spotlight Update: Garth and Patty Leno

On February 10, The Gathering Windsor helped some very special members of its community make lifetime memories when the church hosted Night to Shine, a prom night experience for people with special needs.

Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, Night to Shine is centered on God’s love, which made it an ideal outreach event for The Gathering, whose mission is to bring glory to God through lives changed by the gospel of Jesus Christ.

In a Facebook post, Pastor Garth Leno wrote that the church was “praying that God [would] empower our planning team to create an unforgettable event that will make every participant feel like a King or a Queen for the night.”

The event held special meaning for Leno and his wife, Patty, as their 30-year-old daughter, Jamie, attended Night to Shine—her first prom. The event was a significant opportunity for the church as well, Leno said.

“Night to Shine [was] a special night for The Gathering as we [shared] the love of God and the gospel with families who live with disabilities. We keep looking for ways to engage the city and meet the needs around us, and Night to Shine is a great opportunity to do that,” he said.

Garth and Patty Leno were featured as part of the Week of Prayer for North American Missions in the March 2017 Missions Mosaic.

Carrie Brown McWhorter covers missions and ministry for several publications. Read more at CarrieBrownMcWhorter.com.

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