David turned 42 years old on February 7 and I asked the ladies at church to help me throw him a surprise birthday party. These precious friends went above and beyond for him and gave him the biggest and most special surprise party ever! They wouldn’t even let me do anything to help with it other than letting people know about it. They took care of decorations, all the food, etc.
David had NO idea and was completely surprised! We were supposed to have youth Bible study that night so I asked a couple of the youth to show up for it and the rest went on to church for the party. During the Bible study, a lady from church called to tell David they were all at church for prayer meeting but the power went out and they couldn’t get it to come back on. The church had some electrical work done recently so it wasn’t super suspicious for David to hear that. He quickly headed up there and walked into a dark classroom only to be surprised by about 50+ friends from church and the community including fellow evangelical pastors and their wives from our area. .
David said it made him think of how amazing heaven is going to be and he felt so loved and special by their outpouring of love and kindness. We are incredibly blessed to be . part of such an amazing church and community here in Oak Ridge.