20 March 2008 ~ 5 Comments

Egg Drop Complaint…Already

CLC

And so it begins, with 2 days still left till the event.
We sent out 10,000 flyers designed by my awesome brother-in-law to surrounding homes to get the word out about our event.
As a result we received this email:

To All in the Spirit – I recently received a postcard sent in the mail to area residents announcing your planned Easter egg drop by helicopter on the Saturday before Easter.  I want to urge you to re-consider this
ill-advised idea, if only that it is certainly not in the Spirit but is a pretty outrageous, harsh and noisy event.  I am actually not responding to the helicopter drop because of the noise it might produce.   But,  as a fun activity for children, how could you even conceive that helicopters flying over a high school field dropping eggs has any meaning whatsoever.   I am sad to respond that this seems like adult grandstanding for attention.

Yours in the Spirit,
XXXXX

My response:

Dear XXXXX,

Thank you for your response to our flyers.  I am sorry to hear that you have no interest in the event.  The helicopter noise will only be present for 5-10 minutes so we hope that this will not cause too much of a disruption for anyone.

And we do see this as a very fun event.  We want to be able to bless the families in our community with a free, safe, and fun event where they can bring their children, have a good time, and get to know some of the wonderful people that are a part of our church family.  If you see it as “adult grandstanding for attention” I am sorry, however we feel excited and OK about being outrageous and drawing attention to something that will mean a lot to our communities kids.  We also feel that it will ultimately draw attention to Jesus as a result of families experiencing that love and community and being invited to join us on a Sunday morning if they are interested in learning more of what we are about.

I hope that this helps clear up a few of your concerns and communicates the heart behind what we are doing.  God Bless.

There ya have it.
So if you were wondering, that’s why we’re having an Easter Egg Drop/Hunt.
Directly about Jesus?  No.
A blessing to our community families? I think so.
And yeah, we like to have fun.
So let’s throw a party on Saturday!
And Sunday!

Thoughts?

5 Responses to “Egg Drop Complaint…Already”

  1. Zachary 23 March 2008 at 6:46 pm Permalink

    How did the egg drop go?

  2. Anonymous 20 March 2008 at 8:23 pm Permalink

    I think if Jesus were here today and in your area the guy that sent the email would be complaining about the traffic his appearance would cause. Some people are just unhappy in their lives so they find fault with everything around them. Keep up the good work I know the families in the community appreciate all your hard work.

  3. Aunt Linda 20 March 2008 at 6:20 pm Permalink

    I think I would be glad he was not attending the drop!!! Maybe he/she can tell all of us what he is doing for the community for Easter. Keep up the good work!!!! People don’t realize all the effort it takes to coordinate an event such as this, or maybe they would be more appreciative. What counts the most is it’s a family event. I hope you have a great turnout!!!! Some people are just way to critical! However, it’s nice to know that your postcards are reaching people in the community!!! Always try to find a bright side!!!
    Love you
    Aunt Linda

  4. Billy Chia 20 March 2008 at 2:49 pm Permalink

    If no one’s making fun of you – you’re not really living your life for Jesus.
    Rock on with your great event Bobby.

  5. Fred McKinnon 20 March 2008 at 2:35 pm Permalink

    If you didn’t get some responses like that, I’d be worried – that’s typical.
    As for me, I’d be there w/ my whole family! And my guess is, if Jesus were walking here on the earth today and was in your area, I bet he’d say “let’s check this out”!
    For the Kingdom,
    Fred


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