just thinking back as i collect easter eggs and candy for this year's first EASTER ZAOkids outreach...an easter egg hunt for the kids to invite their friends to. We will present the full gospel in the lesson and talk about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We'll have an easter egg hunt, games, face painting, and dinner. This will be an event for hopefully many of the kids and their friends. I'm gathering around 1,000 eggs (or more, hopefully!) to hide in the Easter egg hunt for the kiddos.
I was thinking about Zaokids last year. It was a blessing, and really alot of fun, but a completely different approach in ministry as we had 3 faithful kids come consistently the entire school year. If you click HERE to see our Easter celebration last year for ZAOkids, you can see how God has completely changed the dynamic of ZAO and how the group has changed from 3 kiddos to close to 70 kids now.
here is a quick snapshot i took with my phoneof ONE donation of easter eggs for this year's outreach. right there is 300-400 Easter eggs and tons of candy to fill them and give out as prizes...hopefully this pile will grow bigger and bigger as people give!:)
the purpose of the easter egg hunt is to give the kids a fun reason to invite their friends. Please start praying for hearts to soften and be ready to hear the gospel of what Jesus Christ has done for them on the cross....not only dying for their sin, but also rising again and defeating death.
He is Risen, He is Risen indeed!