'Trees of Hope' is history to some extent. Most all the Trees of Hope were given away last night. In-spite of rain all day and night most picked their tree up. We will be contacting the others to come Thursday night. While the rain kept the lights and activities from happening, the Love and appreciation was overwhelming coming from our Oasis'ers and those receiving. It was an amazing night. We have already heard so many inspiring stories.
What I would like to ask of you as my Pastor's Prayer Partners is to Pray this week for those who we have blessed with a Live, Lit Tree this Christmas. Pray that God's Love will overflow in their hearts, that He will bless them and that if they do not know Him, our love as a church will draw them to Jesus. That is the Real Hope that 'Trees of Hope' is all about. We just want to be Jesus in flesh this Christmas. 100's got to experience that Love first hand last night.
Christmas at the Oasis opens tomorrow night. Please pray , pray , pray.
Here are some things I ask you to pray about specifically for our opening night and this season.
* Pray for Safety for all those who come on our property. This is so important.
* Pray that we have enough Volunteers each night. This is a must. It's all about the people. Not the lights.
* Pray for Grace for our staff and volunteers as they give of themselves, serve long hours and encounter some not-so-friendly or appreciative guests.
*Pray that every guest who comes onto our property will immediately sense Love and Jesus here even if they do not know Him.
*Pray that our Trees of Hope offerings and Christmas donations cover the huge expense of sharing this amazing outreach with our community. This weighs heavily on my heart each year since we have to spend so much prior to having our Christmas offerings.
*Pray that many of our Guests will want to come back and visit Oasis after experiencing our Love and hospitality and when they come they will meet Jesus.
That's it for this week. Thanks so much for Lifting myself, our staff and our church family up. Words are not enough to express my gratitude.
God bless you and see you at Christmas at the Oasis.
Oasis Church of South Florida
Posted on Wed, December 3, 2014
by Oasis Team