Twin Cities Easter Bags
Easter is the perfect opportunity to share the hope of Jesus through the message of His death and resurrection! With the vital help of our partner ministries and volunteers we pack thousands of Easter Bags together! These are just small paper bags filled with candy, toys, crayons, and kid-friendly gospel materials, such as a bracelet that helps explain salvation. Then our partners offer them to children in their communities. The Bags often open doors to tell about the love of Jesus.
Pastor McKizzie from New Creation Baptist, a partner church in South Minneapolis, shared an encouraging story from this outreach last Easter. The pastor and members of his congregation gave away many of the bags at their food and clothing shelf, open to the community on Saturdays. But several from the church also went out into the neighborhood with the Bags the weekend before Easter.
During the outreach, Pastor McKizzie met Autumn at the food shelf. She was a single mother to two boys and two girls. She had just moved the family to Minnesota, and with her husband incarcerated, she was swamped taking care of her family alone, so the church's food and clothing would be a big help to her.
Autumn told Pastor McKizzie it was her first time in church and that she was overwhelmed by the special gift of the Easter Bags. Then something unexpected happened…Autumn asked how she could know Jesus! The pastor explained salvation to Autumn, and she prayed to accept Christ as her Savior!
Pastor McKizzie reports that Autumn is still attending their church with her children. She continues to grow and learn about God in the loving community that reached out with a simple gift.
We are excited to see who this year's Easter Bags reach for the Kingdom!
Can you help us touch the lives of kids and their parents this Easter? A gift of $82.50 will supply Easter Bags for 10 children. $41.25 will bless 5. $8.25 will make a difference for one child. Whatever you can do will help! You can make your contributions online at the upper right ... or you can send a check, payable to Cru Inner City, to Cru, 2112 Broadway Street NE, Ste. 100, Minneapolis, MN 55413.
Thank you for helping us provide the necessary resources and training for our partner ministries as they reach out to families in their communities with the powerful message of the gospel.
City Director, Cru Inner City Twin Cities