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Easter Outreach 2012 - Amazing Love!

posted Apr 9, 2012, 1:35 PM by Web Admin   [ updated Dec 23, 2016, 4:30 AM ]
Truly, the body of Christ came out to serve this Easter weekend.  Approximately 150 volunteers from 11 sponsoring organizations participated in serving 140 of our guests that attended the event, many of whom are struggling through economic hardship as well many who are our homeless neighbors within our community.  The various services offered by our grass-roots effort were free medical and dental screenings by instructor-led students from U.E.I. of Chula Vista, free haircuts and make-overs, free massages, free foot washing with a free pair of socks, free care packages, and access to free used clothing and canned goods.  A fresh, hot meal of hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, salads, beans and various desserts was provided by generous donations.  The Vine Christian Church of Linda Vista provided a full children's ministry with arts and crafts, face painting and a jumper.  They also raffled off a brand new bike for one lucky child.  

Although the free services and food addressed the needs of the physical body, it was the Easter sermon provided by Pastor Oscar, Sr. Pastor of the Vine, which nourished our souls.  Praise and worship was provided by various worship teams including Pastor Sola and members of Nazarene Church, children from Gives Hope Ministry, youth from the Warriors4Christ, and Charles and his son Julian from the Rock Church.  Also from the Rock, the Island Praise dance troupe performed worship in the form of graceful hula.  A Prayer booth was also avaiable for those seeking prayer.  Pastor Donny, our regular Church Without Walls pastor, closed out our effort with a moving, Holy Spirit led call to the alter.

We recognize the success of this Easter outreach event was all due to the provisions of Father God and all for His glory.  We were blessed by the opportunity to serve and rewarded by the joy each us of felt in sharing God's love with others, especially those in need.  The leadership team would like to thank all those who served in the food service area, the foot washing booth, the hair cutting booth, the resource booths, the registration booth and the prayer booth.  Everything which was given away to those in need was provided by the generosity of all who donated.  When the leaders prayed to Father God for provision, you answered the call, again, thank you.