Just getting back from our third annual hot chocolate servant evangelism give away!
We get to Wal-mart around 4 a.m. and pass out 300 free hot chocolates in less than 1 hour.
Today, Izzie said, “This proves no church can say they’re too small to do servant evangelism!” Our church of less than 30 people has now officially reached 2311 people since January 1 with individual, practical demonstrations of God’s love.
The first year we did this, people were weirded out by us. Suspicious. Sort of, “Yeah, it’s ‘free.’ Right. What’s the catch?”
The second year, we were told, “We look forward to your hot chocolate every year!” We’d become a tradition in just one year!
This year, Paul noticed how nice people were. They were really open to receiving a free hot drink and kept asking who we were.
I just love being able to start people’s Christmas season with kindness before starting it with consumerism!
Pam brought her video camera this year so hopefully we’ll get to post a video of Janice, Izzie, Paul, Caren and me having a blast. It was icy in the parking lot so we pantomimed a faux-Icecapades.
Haven’t you heard of “Vineyard on Ice”? 🙂