As I was on my way to becoming a full-fledged, bona fide Christian, I was told that one of the things required of us was that we had to go out and spread the gospel and tell people of the love of God. Ackkk!!! I was mortified! What a nerdy thing to do.
But these days, I actually do feel like doing just that. No, it doesn't mean I'm gonna grab a bible and come knocking at anyone's door anytime. But if anyone were to come up to me and say, "Hey, tell me about this whole Jesus thing," I'd be most happy to oblige.
But beyond that, I also think that it'd be nice to spread a little love out there.
Recently, a cell group (the church kind - you can never be too sure!) that I go to, has decided that we'd do just that - spread a little love. We'd be visiting an orphanage. But here's where it get's really cool. We're gonna be bringing these poor kids a cinematic experience; we're bringing a cinema into their home!!
Big screen projection. Surround sound. Soft drinks. Something to munch. And Spiderman!!! Woohoo!
A lot of these kids have never ever been to the cinema. And we think that this would be a really nice treat for them. There are about 60 of them, aged mostly between 12 - 17 years old. Sure we could donate clothes, food and toiletries, but we believe that something like this could really be wonderful for the kids. At least for a couple of hours we could whisk them off to life they have never had.
We're not gonna get preachy. And we're not gonna be shoving the bible down anyone's throat. We're just gonna spread a little love and joy around the place. And we're gonna tell them that God made us do it. :) But yes, we're also gonna be bringing some clothes, food and toiletries. Too bad we couldn't figure out how to get them some popcorn. Still, I think the kids will love it.
Am I the love machine or what? :)