A different Halloween…

I mentioned in my last post that we had a wonderful Halloween.  It truly was a blessing and here’s why…

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This is what our front yard looked like for over an hour on Halloween night.  It was full of our neighbors and their kids playing games, eating free hot dogs and cupcakes, drinking cold lemonade.  It was awesome! 

About a month before Halloween our pastor began encouraging us to look at Halloween as a perfect opportunity to reach our neighbors with the love of Christ.  We normally think of “witnessing” to our neighbors as something that involves going “door to door”, but on Halloween our neighbors come to our door!  So we decided, along with the members of our small group, to set up a Halloween party in our front yard for all of our neighborhood to enjoy.  Along with the games and free food, we gave out candy to the kids and a little package to each adult that introduced who we are, what we believe, and some info about our church.  We had such a great turn out and it was so fun to see the reaction of people…this is all free?…you are doing this just because?:)

I think my pastor said it best…the devil doesn’t get any days…this is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Jenn:)

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4 thoughts on “A different Halloween…

  1. I LOVE the statement your pastor made. I think I’ll send it on to Claremarie’s teacher who told her that anyone who was celebrating Halloween was glorifying Satan.

    I just think that is such a cool thing that you all did. What a great outreach. I’m glad you had a good turnout. You guys are awesome!!

  2. Our family was so blessed by your outreach, Jenn and Galen. It is awesome to see Halloween as a blessed rather than a cursed holiday. It’s all in the perspective. :)

  3. jenn, thank you for the putting into words what i have been wanting to express to people. we participated in an outreach at our community center. not the most “normal” halloween for us, but i think it was important. i think it is better to make a positive statement like yours to people who like to celebrate rather than a negative statement that can spoil the day. thanks for sharing!

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