Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cardboard Ministry

We had a Disciple Now weekend at our church this weekend. It was good for our teens... and expect to hear even more in the days and weeks ahead.

It was good for me too... in that my Julia and Ronnie came here from VA to help with it - so this mom was able to have all the fam in the same city for this weekend. We did not get to spend much time with them - because they were with the kids... but that is completely ok. Loved seeing them for a short while - and also loved knowing that they were ministering to our kids. That is a "No Greater Joy Moment".

But mainly this post is about the end of the service today at our church. We finished the service with a song by the Youth Praise Team (which was AWESOME)... and any who wanted to participate in the Cardboard Ministry.

It is a visual of where you have been - and what God has done in your life.

It was amazing....

I am going to share a few pics today... and when we get the video, I plan to show it to you too. But just to be honest... I did not want to wait on it. I WILL share it with you when I get it.

You can go to You Tube and see examples of others who have done so... but I must say it was so moving to have OUR people... share. I dare say there was not a dry eye in the house. People broke out in applause... and tears.

In the audience... and on the stage. Tears of Joy. Tears of relief. Tears of Praise. Probably tears of relating... Applause of support and love and acceptance!

I praise the Lord for His Sweet Spirit and the freedom in our church for Him to move.

Praise the Lord for people willing to share by the word of their testimony.

Overcomers.... by the Blood of the Lamb!!!

P.S. Just found out that Michelle and Tricia have posted blogs about today also. Visit with them too! I will add links to others if more are posted. You can tell we all were blessed!


Raye Ann said...

I would love for our congregation to do this. The videos I have seen are so amazing. I can't wait to see yours.

LisaShaw said...

I cried reading these as I think of my own testimonies as well.


Darlene said...

I have chills as I was looking at the pictures! I am sure I would have cried from this moving service. I am so upset that we had to miss. My mom is very weak and this is my weekend!
Thanks for posting the pictures...can't wait to see the video!

Good to be a Queen said...

I saw this at the church my daughter and son-in law go still gives me's an amazing testimony to what God can do...

Tricia said...

You got some great pictures! It was an absolutely wonderful service!!


Krista said...

I had thought about doing that before I left. I am glad that Mitzi got it going. From the pictures and what I have read, it looks like it was a real blessing.

Enjoying the experience through pictures,

Anonymous said...

I was & continue to be Absolutely Blessed by yesterday's worship service! Could have & should have filled out my own piece of cardboard :-) Blessings! Lara

Laurie Ann said...

When I first saw this on youtube I thought it was amazing! I rejoice at the changes God has made in people and in their thoughts about themselves. Awesome post!