I'm tired! But it's a good tired!
Here I am getting in a post in right before the clock strikes midnight. I always blog daily but sometimes I make it right in the nick of time. I'm just getting home from church, believe it or not. Yes, at midnight!
Tonight we featured an "Italian Night" at Celebration which was a Friends Night specifically designed for our people to bring new folks. Usually we do our Friends Day outreaches on Sundays but this time we decided to try Wednesday night just for something different.
In addition to all the food and ministry time we also gave away an espresso machine, gift certificates to Olive Garden, a makeup collection, gift certificates for a photo shoot with Dinah-mite, a book, and I donated one of my teapots from my personal collection for the occasion.
To start the night we had amazing Italian dinner buffet (and some of the most delectable Italian creme cakes EVER) and music. For the ministry portion of the evening I interviewed our children's pastors, Adam and Brenda Tobias. They shared a very powerful testimony.
Those who came for the first time seemed to just love it. One man who came for the first time was so inspired by Pastor Adam's words, he wanted to stay and get involved and help clean up and do whatever he could to be a part. Wow! Part of what Pastor Adam shared was about how serving has changed his life and will change anyone's life.
After service we not only cleaned up from the outreach but started clearing the stage to do a new set up for Sunday.
Though exhausted tonight, I'm taking Pastor Adam's words to heart myself. What a blessing it IS to serve.