What a week it was!
A Holy Week
The word sacred means “set apart,” or distinct. In every way, the week leading into Easter Sunday morning was a sacred one. Here are reports from just a few of the activities which happened last week:
The Easter Store – 638 people, representing 138 families, received Spring clothes, Easter baskets, and other items for the home and family. Each person heard the Easter story. Four people trusted Christ, and another 18 rededicated their lives to Him;
Youth Service – 218 youth, grades 7 – 12, gathered in Central Arlington to worship, study God’s Word, and to take the Lord’s Supper together.
These youth represent the leadership within Mission Arlington’s Bible studies and congregations. The focus of the evening was on the question from Christ to his disciples: “Who do you say that I am?” After the service, the students enjoyed pizza, and then small group discussions with their Bible study leaders about what they had heard. With these youth, our future is in good hands;
Easter egg Hunt – Affectionately dubbed the “World’s Largest,” 5,388 children (including their families) attended the hunt. It was a beautiful day to be outdoors. After hearing the Easter story, the children enjoyed a gym full of bouncy houses and slides. Free food followed, then six lanes of plastic eggs filled with candy. Children had a good time with their families, and we were so pleased to be a part.
Easter Sunday – Mission Arlington® hosts Bible studies and congregations in 354 locations. Thousands of people studied God’s Word and worshiped a Risen Savior in these multiple locations on Easter Sunday morning. On Sunday afternoon, the leaders of these Bible studies came together to share all that the Lord had done, to study His word, and to pray together.
You made a difference
We are grateful for you and for your constant support, prayers, gifts of time and resources. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our community’s children. It was a great week. We are already looking forward to next year.