4th Annual Back To School Breakfast – Saturday August 27, 2011
by Jim Supp, Campus Pastor @ MBC Loudoun
For 4 years now the Supps have hosted a breakfast just prior to the start of the school year. Normally this occurs on Labor Day – traditionally the day before school begins. Although the county threatened to disrupt the event by starting school a week early, everything went off without a hitch. Truthfully, it was one of the best breakfasts yet. Our total attendance this year was 50 people representing 11 families in our neighborhood. We started at our usual time of 7:30 (yes, this was a Saturday morning) and people came in their finest PJ’s with some wonderful bedhead creations – including most adults. We gave out prizes for best bedhead, best PJ ensemble and best morning disposition. After enjoying waffles, fruit and muffins the kids settled in to listen to a message from God’s Word. (And we had every single adult listening in as well.) I shared the story of the Good Samaritan as we considered what it means to be a good neighbor upon returning to school. There was eager interaction on the part of the children and all were attentive to the very end. I took the opportunity to pray over the kids as they prepare to head into their next year at school. What a blessing it was for us as we continue in our efforts to build spiritual bridges to our neighbors. I mean, how often do you have the opportunity to have 50 people from your neighborhood standing in your driveway, in their pajamas, listening to God’s Word? How cool is that? I pray you are encouraged in your efforts to build these bridges as well.