Ted and Elise Adomanis of the Village Church in Milton, Ontario, send along an exciting report of their Good Friday egg drop outreach at the Milton fairgrounds. Here, in their words, are part of the report and a supporting video clip.
It was cold but sunny. We had 60 volunteers to handle the 1,000 or so people we were expecting.
The candy bags were ready, the eggs were sealed, the free coffee, hot chocolate and cinnamon buns all waited to be devoured. Our Information and Redemption tents were poised to give out prizes and 1,000 DVDs that the Village Media Team made about life at the church. The gates opened early and a steady stream of people began pouring into the fairgrounds. This went on for two hours until we were overwhelmed with nearly 5,000 people!
We ran out of DVDs and people wanted more, there was a 100-foot line for the free face painting and balloons and we ran out of food and hot chocolate. We were overwhelmed! No one expected this kind of turnout.
Because of the strong winds and pressing crowds, the balloonist decided it was too dangerous to go up and drop the eggs. The fire department obliged and hoisted their extension ladder over the field and dropped thousands of eggs.
Already, four new families came out on Easter morning as a result of the event. That may not sound like much, but God’s ways are always the best. Many conversations of interest were held at the Fairgrounds. The community blogs are all a-buzz.
We are praying and expecting more folks to check us out with a Sunday morning visit or attend another Village community event over the coming weeks and months. Some will just visit out of curiosity after hearing the Milton buzz but others will be prompted by the Holy Spirit. Our prayer is for God to move the heart of seekers in the villages of Milton. People who are looking for peace and a way of life that can only be found with Jesus at the heart and centre.
The Village church family was changed as well at seeing God working in ways beyond all we could ask or think. Thanks for partnering with all of us here in Canada.