GAP’s annual Community Easter Egg Hunt was held on March 19, 2016 and was a huge success! One client commented, “My children had a wonderful time at the Easter Egg Hunt but I don’t know who was more excited to discover the truth about Easter, me or my kids!” This client was referring to the new theme for this year’s ministry event called “Hunting for the Truth.” When families arrived to the event, each received a brochure listing the day’s events and schedule, but also, a coded message, which was the truth of Easter. As each child played various carnival-type games they collected 10 specially coded cards. Once they had all 10 cards, the children and families went to the Truth Pavilion in order to decode the truth. There they received special glasses that allowed them to view the message on each coded card and to decode the truth of Easter – Jesus is Alive! At the Truth Pavilion, each child also received a bracelet that had resurrection symbols which allowed us to share the full message of Easter.
The day was filled with egg hunts for different age groups, various games that families could play together, inflatables, food, singing, and so much fun! 457 people attended the ministry event. Volunteers from seven different churches partnered with us on that day to share the love of Jesus Christ with all who attended. The following week Patty came to Distribution and confessed that after the Easter Egg event she prayed to accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior! She stated that when the young man was sharing with her child about what Jesus had done for him she knew she was a sinner in need of Jesus. It wasn’t until the next day that she got the brochure out again and read how to become a Christian. She then gave her life to the Lord!
We praise God for all who partnered with us making this year’s Community Easter Egg Hunt a great event. Thank you to the several WMU groups and children groups who prepared over 6,500 eggs. Our prayer is that all who attended will continue “Hunting for the Truth” because Jesus is alive! (Click the photo below to view more pictures!)