Wow! We had a great time we had at Jingle Jam 2009! Over 600 people came to the 252 Theater to experience Christmas Eve on a kid level. Debbie and I are so proud of all our volunteers who came and ministered to so many families. It made such a difference to have something for the kids on Christmas Eve. From Baby Bay to Adventure Avenue and 252 Theater, you guys did an amazing job. The highlight of the night is that 54 people accepted Christ during Jingle Jam! The really cool thing is that about half of those were adults. It’s always exciting to see people responding to the simple salvation message–whether it’s a 10-year-old boy or a 65-year-old grandpa. Those people received the greatest gift of all this Christmas…eternal life.
The winner of the Jingle Jamming contest was Adia & Amelia Phommachanh. Congrats to all who participated. You did an outstanding job and thanks to all the guys around the country who voted to pick our winner tonight.
Here are the final four in the 2009 Jingle Jamming Contest. The winner will be announced during Jingle Jam on Christmas Eve.
We are getting closer every day to opening our new kids’ building here at NewSpring. The Fun Zone area is being built and the play area for the 2-yr-old room is starting to come together. Special thanks to the volunteers who came Friday and helped clean some of the rooms to get ready to move in equipment and start preparing for our first weekend in the new space. We are still waiting on a few inspections….so we still don’t have a confirmed date when we will be open but we will be sure to let you know when we do. Thanks to all who have helped in so many areas and also those of you who have given to help with this project. Exciting days are ahead for NewSpring so keep praying as we reach more people with the good news.
One of our guests this past weekend found out about KidzWorld by coming to a birthday party at NewSpring. They had a wonderful time at the birthday party and were interested in coming to church. They came on Saturday night and walked up to the check-in stations. The dad asked me, “How much does it cost for my kids go to your children’s program?” I said, “There isn’t a fee.” That dad looked at me like I was from Mars! He turned to his wife and said, “It’s free…can you believe it?” The dad finished checking his kids in and then he said to me, “I can tell this church cares for kids and that is so awesome! Make sure you tell everyone who helps do this ‘thank you!’ We will definitely be back and we’ll tell our friends about this great find.”