Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Neighborhood Fun

Are you looking for a way to reach out to your neighbors?! Do you find it difficult to have an impact in your community?!

Summertime is the perfect time to start building relationships and sharing Christ! Our Michigan host family have been earnestly seeking for opportunities to meet the families in their neighborhood. And thus began the idea of hosting a 'neighborhood meet & greet' celebration. So in addition to hosting the 12 of us, they set the date for Saturday and headed out to spread the word around their neighborhood.

And what a special day! With rain threatening and finally letting loose an hour before our starting time, we wondered if anyone would come. But gradually the rain let up, people started to arrive, and soon their yard and garage was filled with lively activity and chatter.

Conversations

Games...

...and activities

And even a cute store where the game tokens could be redeemed for small prizes.

Of course, a picnic just isn't complete without FOOD...

...and lots of it!



Good times with friends

And fun with the "Great Oreo Challenge"

How many Oreos can YOU stack?!

It's harder than you'd think!

And finally, we finished off with a short concert and sharing.

What a memorable afternoon.
Thank you, Jasters, for letting us participate!

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."
Matthew 5:16

10 comments:

handmadebydesi said...

That looks like fun!

~Desiree~

Kelsey Anne Hoppman said...

What creative ideas! Thank-you for sharing. It all looks like so much fun and a great way to reach out to others. :)
God Bless,
Kelsey

Lily said...

What a wonderful idea to get to know your neighbors and to share the gospel with them! Thanks for the cheerful post! (I love them-if you couldn't tell. :D)

Annie said...

How special! Thank you for all the wonderful, creative ideas...we definitely need to get to know our neighbors more!
Love in Christ,
~Annie~

Anonymous said...

Hey, tell that guy in the red shirt to hang up and grill. JE

JoyfulJewels4Jesus said...

Yet another lovely post, Rachel!
What wonderful ideas for being a witness to your neighbors!

Joyfully in Jesus,
Elizabeth

Kay said...

Rachel, when you have a moment, could you email me more details on the activities, number of guest, etc. at this neighborhood gathering.
Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I've been waiting for this post! We prayed for good weather and outreach! Thanks!
Diane

The Marshall Artists said...

Way to go Ron, Doris and Boys! May the Lord richly bless your investment in your neighbors!

The Marshalls

Sveta said...

I really enjoy your blog and have awarded you with the Inspirational Blog Award.

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~Sveta