We had a fun Halloween and Harvest fest celebration this year! We had recently been to a local pumpkin patch, so we had 5 pumpkins that we carved during the day (it was a busy week & month!)The kids had fun designing their pumpkins and carving them, except for the youngest, whom I helped.
After we finished our chores, we got ready for our Harvest festival that evening. Mallory's mask had come in the mail that day, thankfully! (schwoo!) Bethany had borrowed her costume from a friend. Caleb had pulled his costume parts together too. You can see their secret identities below...
Ready to carve them up!
All carved and ready to light-- a fun face, an owl, flash logo, a kitty cat and a hulk face!
Mallory as Batgirl... love her face!
Bethany looking fierce as Hulk!
Rebekah disguised as Supergirl, ready to save the day!
Caleb as the Flash! He made his mask by himself out of foam!
Our super crew!
At harvest fest, we heard about how God cleans us out and gives us the light of life, Jesus!
Bethany playing a ball game while Caleb looks on, as he was running the booth.
Our annual photo with my friend Dionne's kids, dressed as Luke Skywalker and Han Solo!
Hulk eats cotton candy, who knew?!
Supergirl Rebekah running a booth.
We love celebrating the light of life, Jesus with our friends and church family. It is a safe place for kids, while also being dry and warm. I love how many adults dress up too! It is quite enjoyable, and I don't miss trick-or-treating in the dark! Halloween was originally a pagan holiday, but the dressing up is fun for kids. Why not let them dress up and have a good time for an evening? We do talk about how Christians are like pumpkins, in that we get cleaned out by Jesus' sacrifice to remove our sins, and we get a new life (face), and He puts His light in our hearts! Jesus said, "I am come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me should not abide in darkness." (John 12:46)
We share this message each year in our church, which is the best! We need to be lights in this dark world! As the Bible says in Matthew 5:16, "Let your light shine before men, so they may see your good works and glorify God in heaven." That is the heart of what we do every day. Try to lead others to Christ. We are not perfect, but forgiven! "We are children of light, and children of the day. We are not of the night, or of darkness." (1 Thessalonians 5:5)
If you would like to know more about asking Jesus into your heart and life, feel free to contact me, or check out this link here. God bless you!