It has taken me a little bit of time to post regarding Super Bowl Sunday.
I was very excited that the Steelers won.
I was also VERY EXCITED about the opportunity I had to share the Gospel @ Heritage Baptist Church's FanZone event. I spoke to the middle school students upstairs.
This was the report the youth pastor sent out the next day.
Our annual Fanzone Outreach here at Heritage has always been designed to bring glory to God. By working together as an entire church body, we are able to provide an excellent, positive environment where Heritage students can watch the game with unsaved friends and be assured that those friends will hear the Gospel clearly and creatively. This year, we officially partnered with Summit Baptist Bible Church and enjoyed great blessings from the combined prayers and resources of God’s people.
More than 200 students and adults passed through our doors for Fanzone last Sunday night. Many of those individuals were students from the Clarks Summit area who do not attend Gospel-preaching local churches. Upstairs in our auditorium, the 7-8 grade students enjoyed watching the game, as well as participating in activities like GaGa Ball, ping-pong, video games, and the Moon Bounce. Meanwhile, in the Youth Wing downstairs, 9-12 grade teens played video games, ping pong, wrestled in Sumo Suits, and enjoyed the football game on our big screens also. At the conclusion of the halftime Gospel presentations (by Dave Rodgers and Ken Gardoski), students were encouraged to respond by finding an adult or a Christian friend if they wanted to know more about a relationship with Christ. At least 8 students indicated that they accepted Christ as their personal Savior during the invitation. Throughout the rest of the evening, many teenagers and adults had conversations with guests who had questions about spiritual matters. I believe God will use those conversations to further impact our teenage community for His name in the coming days, weeks, and months. Before the end of the evening, each of our guests also received an copy of the Scriptures, as well as more information about how to receive Christ (not to mention all the other amazing prizes!).
Joel and Josiah also enjoyed the event and the game. Joel made Steeler signs for the family and after the game Josiah was running around throwing a football at people while saying he was Ben Rosibergie.