Thursday, August 28, 2008

Good News from the Plains ...

Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma is ready for FIREPROOF ... in a big way! The church has purchased show times for both Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27. The Friday showing is for local firefighters, police officers, and first responders. The Saturday show is for church members and their friends who don’t go to church.

Senior Pastor Todd Fisher talks about the Friday screening for the public servants in the Shawnee area:

“We sent each of them a letter inviting them to a nice dinner at our church on Friday night before they see the movie. We will also provide free childcare at the church. It was a ‘thank-you-for-all-you-do’ letter; no strings attached, just a gift. We want to let the movie do the teaching. Everyone who is married will relate to this movie because many of the issues are so real, and we’ve all dealt with some of them. This movie has it all.”

In addition to the movie, dinner, and childcare, the church is providing each couple with a gift bag that includes a Bible and The Love Dare. Then on Saturday, church members are encouraged to make an evening of it with their friends, grabbing dinner before or dessert after the movie with them.

“We pray that the movie will plant some seeds and cause people to ask, ‘What is the solution to my problem?’ Pastor Fisher says. “We hope that people struggling in their marriages will come to church to seek answers to the problems they’re having.”

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