Shan was such a trooper all week picking up the slack for me while I prepared for the Eggstravaganza. I had a great time doing it and loved having the kids with me while we shopped for the best deals on food (trying to be prudent with the church's money), loaded cart after cart and carload after carload with food and drinks all the while sharing with them the reason we were doing this entire event...to serve others in our community, sharing the love of Christ with them and inviting them to our church to hear the true gospel of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ - the reason we celebrate Easter. I will admit that the "load" (no pun intended - ha ha) began to wear on them the night before the event when we were at Costco for one more load. The Costco employees helped load up 900 waters and enough oranges to feed a couple hundred while we were deciding on snacks for the kids coming. I was on the phone and heard the loudest screeching as I looked up to see Noah laying on Jordan in the shopping cart seat while her little hands were reaching grabbing at his face like she was trying to poke his eyes out! I couldn't believe it. :) We wrapped up our shopping and headed home to pack the car. Overall it was tons of fun and so great knowing we were serving others.
Here are a couple moms from my Navigating Motherhood group. I am so blessed to be able to spend Friday mornings with them! Melanie and Tiffany chatted for a while in the food area at Eggstravaganza. It seemed like they were having a great time enjoying the activities and the fellowship.
Our best guess is that between 1,800 and 2,000 people were there from beginning to end but beyond numbers were the converstations that took place. So many people had such a great time and are now planning on coming to church. I talked to at least five women specifically who said they were coming and since then I've seen three of them at church and one has had a sick child but wants to come soon. Our church is committed to speaking the truth according to God's word and therefore that's the best place for people to be spending their time. It is an amazing community of believers who care for others, who serve those around them and who are like good Bereans, studying God's word living their lives in light of the fact that they have a Holy and perfect God who has saved them only by His grace and mercy.
If you are interested in reading more about Compass Bible Church, their doctrinal statement, wht they believe and the current messages being taught go to www.compasschurch.org.
Our current series is on how to get eternal life (www.howtogeteternallife.com) and will continue for four more weeks before we begin our next line by line study through the book of Romans.