Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Great Day at Church

Sunday was "Bring Your Own Friend Day" at church. This was Edwin's idea. The goal was to encourage current Sunday School attenders to invite friends. Edwin ordered T-shirts to give away, and we had an abundance of breakfast food available before study began.

It's been a long time since I've seen a church buy into an idea so completely. For the entire week prior, the common question was, "Who are you bringing?" It was more than a suggestion. It was an expectation. We had 110 people in Sunday School, which more than doubled the previous week. That's 110 people in Bible Study. 110 people listening to the Word of God. 110 souls being fed, encouraged, and loved.

As if that weren't enough, the students presented a human video that they had been preparing for weeks. It was the "Everything" skit (to the song by Lifehouse; you can look it up on YouTube), which presents the Gospel in a dramatic way. They did better than great. It was phenomenal. I've seen it dozens of times, performed by students in churches with exponentially more attenders, but no one has done it better.

That's what we call a good day at the office. Okay, so Edwin calls it a good day at the office. I call it a great day at church, but I think that may be splitting hairs.


The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh our youth did that same thing and it was very very moving. How wonderful your church was so excited and participated! I am so thankful God had a place for you.......it seems a very special place:)

PS I am having one of those weeks where I think, "Ugh..I cannot fit anymore Spanish in my head....no more!" And then I automatically think......Well, Hannah would be so excited to learn Spanish so you should be thankful and obedient. Thank you Hannah for always being in my thoughts and always being a good role model. Love you!

The Pilston's said...

I'm sure not being in the Bible Belt is very refreshing. They are hungry. Awesome!