Children scurried across the lawn and picked up plastic eggs with mysterious objects inside. Members of First Baptist Church in Maysville, Mo., hosted an Easter-egg hunt with spiritual significance.
They used Resurrection Eggs -- plastic eggs that come in a carton of 12, each containing an object that helps explain how Jesus was crucified and rose again. The Resurrection Eggs were developed by FamilyLife, the arm of Campus Crusade for Christ focused on building godly families.
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"Lots of spiritual seeds were planted," says Julie Majors, FamilyLife staff member. "We know from the 627 surveys that have come in so far that at least 318 children accepted Christ."
As a result of First Baptist's egg hunt, 16 new adults attended church the next day.
"We had a record 27 kids for our children's church service during worship," wrote church member Sue Bridgman. "We are going to make this an annual event."