More than 400 families registered at the booths as their children each had their faces painted to the colors of the wordless book, and each heard the Gospel. Twenty four people gave their hearts to Jesus! One whole family received Christ! Great Commission Bible Institute students used two puppet shows to tell the story of the Savior in case some didn’t hear the registration presentation.
Superheroes invited the public on US 27 to come and join. Cars pulled off the road to have children meet Spiderman and Mr. Incredible. Clowns greeted children as the church provided free food and drinks for everyone, cotton candy, snow cones, sodas and over 2,000 Easter eggs were hunted for.
This is one of the church’s annual outreaches (it has a Fall Festival as well) that helps get new people started in the discipleship process. Every family will be followed up to make sure every person who made the decision has the tools they need to walk with Jesus.
One of Pastor Randy Smith’s assistants, Matt Wheelock, was in charge of the outreach. Even after the event, two more people received Christ in the last two days, as the church gets energized to really get the message out.
The discipleship oversight is in the hands of Pastor Dave Ogden, who has agreed to rejoin the staff at Sebring Grace to work with counseling and families.