Jonah’s Journey featured by Nashville Sounds

August 31, 2017

The Nashville Sounds lead the nation in attendance at minor league baseball games this year, and recently the team used their audience to raise awareness for Jonah’s Journey.

Each year the Nashville Sounds hold four Faith and Family Fun Nights. They use the nights to share their platform with Nashville area ministries.

“Any time we can get great exposure like this, we appreciate it tremendously,” said Mark Taylor, Vice President of Jonah’s Journey.

Churches in the northeastern Nashville area have known about Jonah’s Journey for years.  Spreading awareness of Jonah’s Journey throughout the Nashville area has become a focus for the organization this year. The Sounds game offered a great opportunity.

Leading up to the May 30th game against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Sounds promoted the organization and its Faith and Family night on social media and through its broadcast advertising. Jonah’s Journey also set up a table during the game and talked to fans about the organization.

“One person asked ‘How many people are in Jonah’s Journey?’ because every time they passed by another Jonah’s Journey family had stopped to talk to us,” said Taylor.

In all, nearly a dozen Jonah’s Journey families joined over seven-thousand other baseball fans for what turned into a double header after the previous night’s game was called due to rain.

Discussions with game fans often turned to opportunities to speak to other churches in the Nashville area about the work of Jonah’s Journey.

“We are grateful to have had the opportunity,” said Taylor. “And the best part was the Sounds won!”