There is a LOT to haul down the beach, including a heavy sand tamper, shovels, tools, and all the regular stuff you need for a day at the beach.
Getting ready for the long "drag" across the sand.
Picked our spot!
Readying the boy cave.
The beginning of the pile.
Do this about 700 times and you'll have a back and arms like the former Governator. (Or at least like he did a few years back...)
This water was very light (at least to Anna, since she didn't carry it up the beach.)
Boys occupied. Check.
Water. Water. Water. It takes a lot of water.
And this is what it takes to get the water all the way up to us...
Beginning of the pile.
The cups are filled with gospel tracts. We were hoping people would come up and take one... but then we became fearful that they might think they were donation cups... so we took them all up and just handed out tracts by hand.
We used a pressure sprayer to wet the sand to sculpt fine detail.
Working on the eagle and the stripes under it's beak.
We use straws that hang around our necks by lanyards to blow loose sand off as we carve. It takes a lot of hot air to be a sand sculptor...
Finished with the top area.
The verse we chose, John 8:36 has nothing to do with the United States of America. It has to do with true freedom... God's definition of freedom.
We were pleased to have so many onlookers from the pier taking photos. Our prayer is that as those photos are shared socially, people will visit needGod.com and be saved.
Whoops! Miscalculated the tide line!
By the time we had dragged all our gear back to the car and walked back down the pier to Ruby's, the sculpt was nothing more than a fun sand hill for these cute kiddos. C'est la vie!
Cheeseburgers and milkshakes... Ahhhhh... :)
It was encouraging to see how many people were stopping to take pictures. We handed out tracts to many. A friend even came down, with her daughter, for a couple of hours for the sole (soul) purpose of sharing Christ with people who stopped to look. (God bless you, Kelly!)
This guy, at one point, took out a second camera and took a picture of his first camera sitting on his backpack, in front of the sculpt. ??? But at least he got the website in his pics!
The view from the pier.
Perfect gospel tract to hand out!
The fact that the sculpt was getting demolished by the waves gave a perfect picture of the brevity of life so Anna spent a few minutes sharing the gospel with the crowd. You can see a little of it here.
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