We Did IT!!!!!!!! We broke the "Guinness World Record" for the most Live, Lit Trees! 546 trees! God is Good. I want to thank all of you who sponsored trees. You are the Record Holders! Not Oasis! But beyond a Man-Made Record, even better, you have been a "Face of Hope" for hundreds of people this Christmas.
Tuesday night we welcomed hundreds of Parents and Children to our Pines campus to a "Night of Hope". These were families who are struggling this year at Christmas and their names had been given to us prior to the night. They had a voucher for a FREE tree and a night of Love and Lights. We opened the property to just these families. We loved on them, gave them all the popcorn, hot chocolate and goodies they wanted and gave them free train rides, skating and the whole experience. It will be a night many of the kids will never forget. If you sponsored a Tree you made this possible and will continue to touch thousands of lives throughout this Christmas season. Thank you for being the "Face of Hope" for so many.
This week our Women's Ministry is housing and loving on Homeless families in our Church buildings on our Pines Campus. Ladies you have set the bar for Loving like Jesus. Thanks for all those who have participated and Sophie Kennedy for your lead and love for the homeless. You are a hero and Face of Hope!
The News media has taken note of our "Faces of Hope" and "Trees of Hope" this year and have already given us favorable coverage. Channel 10 (WPLG) came out last weekend, Telemundo did too and one of our very own Oasiser's, Gabby Villanueva, was the correspondent doing the interviews and story which ended up being shown around the country on the second largest Spanish network in the USA. Thanks Gabby for the great job and for helping me speak spanish! Yes I did! Check out the story here! You can also check out the WPLG story here! There will be a special story in the Sun-Sentinel also this Sunday about our Display. God is sending them to us so we are able to "Be the Face" of hope to countless thousands in a way we would never be able to from our little corner here in Pembroke Pines and in North Miami!
BTW I'll be sharing our second message in our "HOPE" Series at our North Miami Campus this Sunday morning at 10 and 11:30 AM. I would love to have some of our Pines Oasis'ers down to check out the Campus and cheer me on! Pastor Ben will be sharing at our Pines Campus. Don't miss this weekend. It's going to be powerful!
There is so much to share I just can't do it all here. Don't forget we open our second week of our Christmas at the Oasis tonight at 7 p.m. in Pines and Friday night in North Miami. Bring your friends. Come and serve! It's life changing! For all the 411 for times, locations, directions etc go to our special website at www.oasischristmas.com.
See you this Weekend!
P.S. I know many of you that did not get to sponsor trees wish you could be a part of this amazing outreach. Well you can! You should receive a letter from me in your mail box in a few days offering you the opportunity to be a "Face of Hope" this Christmas by giving to our Biggest Outreach event of the year this Christmas. We still need $30,000 to cover our expenses this year and there is no budget monies to cover that. It is up to each of us. Please go online now when you Give the Lord's Tithes and your offerings and click on the TAB that has Christmas offering and give as much as you can. God bless you and thanks for being a "Face of Hope" for so many.
Posted on Thu, December 12, 2013
by Pastor Guy Melton filed under