Saturday, April 16, 2011

He hears our prayers!!!

All the stuffing, filling, and counting eggs is over now...
Here in our living room we had over 1,300 eggs stuffed with candy and a whole extra oriental trading box full of candy. 
WOW...people are so generous about giving...these eggs came from lots of different people and the candy inside them was donated as well.
However, the day of the Easter egg hunt was supposed to be cold, windy, and rainy...
guess what?
 It was all that...but the block of time we were all out for the Easter egg hunt-it wasn't raining or too windy!!!! We had been praying all week that between 3:30-6:15 it wouldn't do any of those three things and the hunt went so well. 
I love those little reminders that God hears our prayers!
there were so many new kids that showed up. pumped and excited; but VERY very attentive:) great job kiddos in listening!


wanna know what I'm blown away about? I had the privilege to share the gospel with like 90ish kids...and they were incredible listeners that day:). I am longing for the day that one of these kids shares with me that they put their life in Christ. Until then though, seeds were planted and God is GREAT and still working!!


So, enough talk...here's a visual aid of what God did in during ZAOkids...but also what He has done in my life through this.
 I was so blessed and encouraged by them and the volunteers that showed up...
we definitely couldn't have done it without them! 
The college students and high school students went out while it was rainy, windy, and cold and hid all those eggs. 


Here are a bunch of pics...hope you don't mind me sharing all of these, but they were too fun not to let you see!


they stayed enthusiastic the whole time. It was fun watching them run around crazily finding eggs...but also seeing them sharing eggs with those that did not find very many.





only some of the volunteers!!




We walked to Chatauqua Park from the church...so fun cuz they were such good sports:)






this little man had so many eggs...so he gave out some of his to some kids without any eggs. we were so proud of him.





And then when we got back, a hot dinner was waiting for us...So thankful for the chance to visit with the kids about the time they had at ZAOkids.

















I had a nice surprise when this gal came as one of the Easter Egg hunt visitors to ZAOkids.




Well, that's all folks! Hope you enjoyed the journey of the easter egg hunt journey! We were so blessed with prayer and volunteers-so thank you if you were one who did either of these things. 
Hope your Easter celebration will be wonderful and uplifting!

happy weekend!



3 comments:

Jong said...

Great ministry to reach young people for Christ. Praise the Lord!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

this looks incredible!!! loooove all the pictures :)

GraceAnna said...

that's awesome, Kristine!