As a finale to our Servolution, we held a city-wide Easter Egg Hunt. We had 12,000 American easter eggs (had to be imported), which were filled with toys or candy. Cornerstone Church in Blue Springs, MO, USA sent a team of willing volunteers that worked with our church to stuff eggs, prepare for the Easter Sunday Carnival and stuff mailboxes with nearly 8000 invitations. We had a lot of fun together!
After we setup for the Egg Hunt we watched as a few people trickled in here and there. It was a bit disheartening at first... all that work for so little people. But we knew this was what God wanted us to do. About 15 minutes before the Egg Hunt was supposed to start people started coming in droves from all directions! All told, we saw about 1000 people show up... over 500 kids! It was amazing!!!
And the most significant part of the entire Easter Egg Hunt: at least 6 people came to Christ as a direct result. And we have now gained a reputation in the community for being a church that gives with no strings attached... just like Jesus did! A local school has even asked that we help them renovate some of their playground equipment because we've earned such a good reputation through serving. It pays rich dividends to obey what God tells you to do!
You can see more info on our Servolution by checking out this post.