Three Angels Message Church Gives Away More than 700 Gifts to Children
The Three Angels Message church in Danville, Va., recently hosted more than 600 visitors at their worship service. Members decided that, on that day, they would offer free gifts to kids in the community if their families attended church. During a special service, more than 300 children received snack bags and learned about Jesus from church volunteers.
Story by Allegheny West Conference Staff
The parents stayed in the sanctuary where, according to Pastor John Coaxum, “It was so packed that we had chairs in the aisles, and I had to tell my members to give up their seats for the sake of our guests.”
Many members wearing T-shirts that read “We specialize in changing lives” served all around the church. Coaxum preached to the full sanctuary of parents on the importance of being good examples for their children and having God in their lives. Dozens came forward for announting during the appeal. A family of five even joined the church through baptism that day. Many more are currently taking Bible studies. After the service, members distributed more than 700 gifts to visitors. A local television station and newspaper also covered the service. (Watch that story here.)
Coaxum credits Ralph Rhyne and all the church members for a successful day. “This is how it’s supposed to be done,” says Coaxum. “The more needs we meet, the more people we will win.”
Feature photo: Community kids receive snack bags and Christian books, and learn about Jesus during a recent outreach day.