HALLOWEEN

Greg Gosselin

   A perfect time to share the Gospel

“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without someone telling them?” Romans 10:9

Halloween was one of my all time favorite nights of the year. Not even my Birthday could compare. We always had homemade costumes although, wanted the cheap store bought costumes but could not afford them. Mom would burn circles and then use the soot to make dark beards for hobos and pirates. Candy! Lots and lots of candy. Our neighborhood had 80 homes. We would join our friends and go out in a pack. Life was simpler back then. We didn’t worry about poisoned candy or people who might try to harm us. Our biggest worry was our older siblings ambushing us and stealing our candy.

Today it’s different. It’s not as safe and not as innocent as it once was. This is one reason we do our Fall Festival. Another reason is that we are drawing 700-800 people to our church. While they are on our campus they will hear the entire Gospel plan at least 3 times through games and activities.

It takes our entire church to reach and minister to this many people. I am always thrilled by the outpouring of classes and individuals who are willing to help. I love to see those activities that declare the goodness of God. For some of the people at our Festival, this may be the only time they will ever hear the Gospel. It could be the first time that they hear that God loves them. We do not have our Fall Festival because we want to entertain the community. We do this because we have lost people in our community that need to know about the one true God and how He sent His one and only Son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins.

Brother Greg

Greg Gosselin About Greg Gosselin

Greg was born and raised in Miami, FL. He is affectionately known as “Father Goose”. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of six at the First Baptist Church of Perrine, FL. Greg came to Eastern Hills Baptist Church in February of 2004 from the First Baptist Church of Paris, TX.