It started weeks ago; preparations for a community birthday party for Jesus at our home church. There were SO many people involved, each working tirelessly – and when it came down to the actual event, it went off without a hitch.
The beginning was slow, but by mid-morning, the craft area, carnival games, bounce house and snack station were all full! We invited the group to take a break from the games and to come sit in the middle as I presented the message of the birthday of our Savior and the reason for the season. I shared a video clip of a time-warp and the kids had fun screaming with me as we sped through time to discover the reason why Jesus had to be born, die, and then rise again.
At the end of the program, we were blessed to know that three of our visitors had put their trust in Christ, one visitor asked for (and received) some spiritual help, and others asked about van rides to attend church each week! What an amazing time!!
That party is over, but there is still time to join us tonight for our Christmas Eve Eve service (December 23rd), where we will once again participate in sharing the great news of Christ. Our youngest daughter, Rachel, will be cast in a role alongside Sheree, and I’ll be playing some instruments with a small musical ensemble as well as giving the message of hope through Jesus Christ. We would love to see you there!
Ponderosa Bible Church
1800 N. Beeline Highway
Payson, AZ 85541