In spite of the threat of inclement weather, God blessed us with a beautiful evening. Ninety-eight guests from the Rosemary neighborhood came out in response to the invitations created by Julie Lawrence and delivered door-to-door by Tony and Laura Delacruz and their saturation team.
Our guests were greeted warmly by Fred and Diane Schwarz and their people team, and enjoyed the hot dogs prepared by Juan and Sandra Herrera and their food team. A special “thank you” to Jamie Mastin who baked six cakes – enough to feed 144 people!
Our friends from Rosemary participated in face-painting, fingernail painting, crafts, and jump-rope provided by Susan Stauffer’s activities team.
Everyone was blessed by an energetic worship service led by Paul David Weston and his Legacy team.
Lynda Van Bibber’s security team kept diligent watch over the property while Sue Anderson’s prayer team was busy interceding at the throne of grace.
The team led by Nicholas Weston made sure everything needed for the event was transported to the property, set up, taken down, and delivered back to the church.
And the entire event was made possible by Bob and Ellen Nichols and the leadership of New Horizons Ministries making their building available to us.
As you can see, the Rosemary Outreach was a team event! Even the message delivered by our special guest, Dean Niforatos, involved five volunteers from the audience. Like the Corinthians, we partnered together with each other and with Christ Himself (2 Corinthians 6:1). It’s amazing what the Church of Jesus Christ can do when we come together. We can make a difference. We can touch an entire community.
Our first Rosemary Outreach was a success for the kingdom. If you will excuse me, I must go now to a planning meeting for the next Rosemary event just four weeks away. Good things are happening at RLA!
Pastor Todd Weston