The beauty of a Life Basket™ comes through your own creativity and desire to bless your neighbor. We encourage you to include an invitation to visit on Easter Sunday and a gospel tract. Beyond that, the possibilities are endless. Here are some suggestions.
1. Find an Attractive Basket
You can start with an Easter basket, or you can use anything that will make a creative presentation. Avoid going too big, as you'll want to fill it with goodies. Don't make it too small either, so you will have enough room to bless your neighbor.
2. Include a Gospel Tract
We have some at church that you can use. These Gospel Tracts provide a clear presentation of the good news of Jesus Christ.
3. Include an Invitation to Church on Easter Sunday
Use this opportunity to invite your neighbor to join you for church on Easter Sunday. They will likely be attending somewhere, so why not with you? If your church is participating in this outreach, the leadership may have invitations already printed.
4. Fill With Gifts and Goodies
Select the gifts and goodies for the basket based on what you know about the friend or neighbor you've chosen. You might consider a medium to large "wow" item for the entire family. This could be a gift card for dinner out, a game they can play together, or packaged coffee/hot chocolate and mugs. Whatever you choose, consider how it will bless them. Then add inexpensive fun toys (if they have children), candy, or other items.
Most importantly, we encourage you to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thess.5:17) for the family who will receive your Life Basket™. Three letters in the word "basket" remind us to "ask" God for His blessings. Specifically, ask Him for: direction for who you should bless with this gift, wisdom regarding which items to include in the basket, the family to be receptive to the Good News of Jesus Christ, the individuals to be willing to attend church on Easter Sunday, and a closer relationship with your neighbor and his or her family members.
6. Deliver Your Basket(s)
Delivering your Life Basket™ is the relationship-building part. If you can, take your entire family along. Enjoy a brief conversation with the person to get to know him or her better, but don't overstay your welcome. This is a great time to follow Jesus' principle to "love your neighbor."