Easter @ the Suncoast 2011
Every person had a story. Every person was someone we tried to honor and serve. Every person heard the Gospel of Jesus preached and acted out by our amazing volunteers who served. OMG! We had 52 kids yesterday and I counted at least 4 more on the way :-)
Here are a few other numbers to thank God for:
34 first, second or third time guests (and there are always more who don't fill out a card)
4 people accepted God's Easter gift and invited Jesus into their lives, THAT NEVER GETS OLD and that is what this is all about Suncoast.
175 the number of people at the Suncoast.
If you have followed my blog, or our church, then you know it has been a hard year for us. Just a lot of stuff going on in the area we do church. A lot of economic stuff that has led to a lot of relational stuff and so on. We were doing two services last year and had 237 and then the bottom fell out. We struggled, went back to one service. Really fought and prayed our way through this and Sunday really felt like we turned a corner. God is faithful Suncoast! Our best days are still to come.
Thank you to all the amazing people who made Easter happen. It was great to see the people stick around for Sno Cones and the bounce houses and just enjoy the day. I hope you were as pumped up as I was!
I love my church!
Egging the City
Also we gave out Easter invite baskets:
AND, tomorrow... There will be a group of people from the Suncoast handing out some cold water and invite cards along one of the big intersections in our area. You can contact Mike Drescher for all the info email@example.com Basically, meet at the Starbucks in front of Super Target on SR 54 at 10:30am and you will go from there.
Here is what I really wanted to share though. This Sunday is going to be amazing! You would not believe the amount of work that has been going into making this service a "WOW" experience for the people you are asking and bringing (remember to go for the ask... see last Sunday's message). I will be praying for all the people you are inviting and be praying for mine and Cheryl's. How cool would it be to increase the size of heaven as God meets us Sunday and does what only He can do, change a heart and a life.
I CAN'T WAIT!!! I love my church!