The Grace Brethren church in Goshen, Indiana, pastored by next year’s FGBC moderator, Jim Brown, this week chose a cold and snowy day to “blitz” businesses along U.S. Rt. 33 in their neighborhood with 4,000 Hershey’s chocolate bars, to be delivered in the name of Jesus.
Seven brave souls came to serve at 7:30 a.m., and 25 in the afternoon. Participants prayed for the people who would be receiving each Hershey bar and then headed out to serve.
Hershey bars were handed to people in parking lots, bowling alleys, grocery stores, bait stores, liquor stores, and some were even given to people plowing snow!
One leader of the outreach said, “The response was incredible! Peoples’ faces lit up as we handed them a Hershey bar and an info card and wished them a Happy Valentine’s Day.
“When it was all said and done, 4,000 Hershey bars were gone and 4,000 people in Goshen had been loved on in a big way. They went home knowing that someone loves them and that someone is Jesus!”
In addition, 12 people came out to serve in the afternoon in South Bend/Mishawaka, where they passed out 1,300 Hershey bars. The Goshen church is partnering in a satellite South Bend campus outreach which is featured in the upcoming issue of FGBC World.
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