On Monday, I was with Chris on the street at Hookipa Beach Park in Paia. I believed God for 7 persons to come to the Lord. I contacted 12 persons one on one. Seven came to the Lord! 5 adults and 2 children I prayed a blessing with 3 of the other 5. Pastor Shannon of Grace Church had asked on Sunday if we were willing to accept 29 “No’s” in order to get one “Yes”. The Holy Spirit gave me the 7 I asked for after 2 “No’s”
This past weekend I was fortunate enough to take part in the thousand toy give away at the River at Tampa Bay church. This was the second year that I was able to participate in this event and let me tell you what an event it was. I arrived on the property at 7 am on Sunday December 13, 2009 and people were already here waiting for the toy give away. I could see the excitement in the children’s eyes as they stood there in line dreaming about what they were going to do with their new toys. It was such a blessing to me because you usually don’t see that kind of excitement around the church anymore. As time passed during the morning the crowd grew larger and larger. As I stood outside looking over the crowd I couldn’t help but be touched because I saw all different colors and races of people getting along. There was such a peace in the mist of all of the “confusion”. There was no strife, and usually there would be when different races get together. It was a beautiful thing. It was all about the children.
Another thing that I loved about this day was that yes we gave out toys to bless all those in need, but before they received anything they had to hear the word of God. We all know that Gods word cannot return void so some people (349 people to be exact) ended up receiving more that just toys they received Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I have been a part of out reaches that just bless the community but they don’t preach the word to them. To me that is like giving a man a fish instead of teaching him how to fish for himself. People learned how to bait their hooks this week and who knows what they will learn next week. Overall I thought Sunday was a raging success but it was just a warm up compared to this week Glory to God!
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