The Serve gave out 200 hot dogs in an hour and a half in Glenwood Park last night!! Are you serious? 200 hot dogs!
It was absolutely awesome to see kids on their bikes delivering to nearby family members, carloads of people stopping in, some saw our mean green 8ft long sign (sorry City of Ada we only hung it up for an hour and a half and we took it down) grabbed a dog, I think every kid at the skate park got fed, toward the end the girls loaded up and delivered to neighbors who were standing in their yards, and just as we thought we would go home with six left over a family of six came by and finished it off for an even 200!
One kid, who couldn’t have been more than 5 or 6, wanted to take some to about some family members and he literally fell off his bike onto the grass try carry six sacks of dogs. So one of our servers bagged up the sacks tied them to the handlebars, steadied him on his bike and gave him a shove to get him going! It was AWESOME!
The feedback was moving…
“Why are you guys doing this?” “Because we want to serve people.” “Wow that’s cool!”
A little girl in her yard hollered out, “I love you!”, as our Servers were driving away.
“Thank you. I just moved here and you guys are the first nice people I have met in Ada.” (I personally think Ada is full of great people so this one was heartwarming and sad all in one.)
“Man this is awesome!”
“Yo dude, you want one of those bags, they are giving away cookies in there.”
God showed up last night. Not because we gave out all 200 hot dogs but because for a moment people got to see the love of Jesus.
I told a friend this morning and Christy last night that I couldn’t sleep the night before because I was nervous about all the work and preparation that had gone in and worried only 5 people would show up.
They both had to remind me, “And if so, then that’s 5 people who God wanted us to reach that day.”
Whether it’s 5 or 500 hundred 1 Corinthians 15:58 tells us,
So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.
I am blessed to be able to work hand in hand with such a devoted and passionate group. You guys truly inspire me. This is just the beginning!!
To close, a few lines from the song God of this City.
For greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this City
Greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done here