For St. Patrick’s Day this year, we decided to go see the parade in uptown Charlotte. We had never gone before, so it was quite an adventure. Megan and Lexi were excited to dress up, and I was excited to make the event an evangelistic outreach.
I was inspired by a video from Living Waters (see below), making excellent use of their Gospel coins. We ordered a cheap, plastic cauldron online and two hundred coins from the ministry.
And that was really all the prep we needed.
We arrived at the parade late, so we were way at the fringe of the festivities. We thought we could stand at the end of the parade and hand coins out to everyone as they left.
Surprise, surprise… Our nerves got the best of us, and we made excuses for why it wasn’t an ideal place to hand out coins. So, we walked against the flow of foot traffic, and were able to use Lexi to hand out coins.
By the end of the event, we handed out about 50-60 coins and had a LOT leftover. “Next year,” I thought, “We’ll get rid of them next year.”
I had no idea it would actually be much sooner than that.