Saturday, December 17, 2011 was the day. The stage of the CFCC auditorium was filled with presents, the hot chocolate was hot, and the excited faces of little children were lining up at the door. Volunteers adorned their jolly hats and then the moment we all had been waiting for arrived. Families filed in, all eyes on the presents on the stage.
Mike Hagen from The Strength Team shared his strength – his love of sharing Jesus with others – as only he (and The Strength Team) can. Children were lifted in the air, phone books were torn in half, and re-bar was twisted into the shape of a fish. Everyone was captivated!
Soon it was time for drawings – bikes and gift baskets were given away. And then it was time for presents!! One by one in a manner of joyful and organized chaos, each child received his or her gift(s). Watching their faces light up was priceless! And then, to top off the afternoon, many hands were raised in the air symbolizing that they had asked Jesus into their hearts. The best gift of all.
A huge thank you to all who helped with the party and to all who contributed gifts. We owe all the success and glory to Jesus, and also to all of you! We can’t wait for next year!