Sunday, April 8, 2012

Rizo Sneak Attack: Operation "You've Been Egged!"


Last night, our family headed out to "Sneak Attack" some of our friends.  We do this periodically and want our kids to grow up considering others better than themselves. 

Here's how "Rizo Sneak Attack" works.  First, we dress up all in black as to not be seen by our "victims".  Our missions are always done in the evenings. 



Then, we write up a few quick signs to display on the front doors.  You can make your signs as beautiful as you'd like.  We, however, chose the handwritten method.


Next, we load up the car with all our eggs, tape, & signs.  And while we're doing that, our kids escape and try running down the street. 


Once we are all in the car and close to our destination, my husband puts in the Mission Impossible's theme song.  This gets the adrenaline pumping. 

Since the youngest three are ages 4, 3, & 1, they usually stay in the van with me.  Josiah and Sergio complete each mission by depositing the "goods", ringing the doorbells, & sprinting to the van which is parked at the corner. 

There is much laughter & joy after each mission is completed.  Our kids think it is the best and we are blessed by our time together. 

Here's a few ways that you can "Sneak Attack" your friends and neighbors:

1.  It all begins with relationships.  Meet your neighbors and hear their stories.  Who are they?  What do they like?  Go deeper in your friendship and discuss struggles, needs, and ways that you can pray for them. 

2.  Listen carefully.  There is always someone fighting a hard battle.  Once you overhear of a need, that's your cue to "bless" them.  Let's start taking care of one another!  If your friend is struggling to buy food, go to the store and pick up some items for them.  If your neighbor is in financial need, you can tape an envelope to their door with a little bit of extra cash.  It doesn't have to be much to bless, encourage, and love on those around you. 

3.  Plan out your own special mission with your kids.  Get them involved and allow them to own it.  Play together.  Laugh together.  They will grow up with these memories and you'll be deeply blessed with them, too.

If you "Sneak Attack" your friends, family, or neighbors, I'd love to hear about it!  Send me your stories!

"Live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For,

“Whoever would love life
and see good days
must keep his tongue from evil
and his lips from deceitful speech.
He must turn from evil and do good;
he must seek peace and pursue it.
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous
and his ears are attentive to their prayer,
but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?  But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.” But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. It is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.  For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit, through whom also he went and preached to the spirits in prison who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand—with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him."
 I Peter 3:8-21


To all those in our lives, beware!  We may be coming after you next!  No one is safe! 

6 comments:

  1. I just love this idea, thanks for sharing!
    And of course the pics are precious! Love seeing your kids have hearts like yours after Christ.

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  2. Darling I think I will put a twist on this for singing time.Love the idea thanks for the idea Sister Haggart in Magna

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  3. Forgot to mention we did ding dong ditch AKA (Family home eveing Phantoms) like this with my Merry miss class years ago every Monday durring the summer my girls would come over and we would make tons of cookies and then we would go out after we were done making cookies . We would take them with a note in a bag just saying family home eveing phantom We only almost got caught once and it was by someone who had a dog. The bishop even mentioned it in sacrement and my girls never told . We even hit there family just to keep them off our track.

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  4. Dear Jacqueline, I love this post so very, very much - everything about it! Thank you for sharing about how your family blesses those around you so that others like me can follow your lead. I found about this idea on Pinterest yesterday morning through fabnfree.com. I immediately started planning our "secret mission" for that very night. My kids and I had an absolute ball doing it!! And even mommy felt like a little kid again, haha! :) My 12-year-old son was SOOO pumped up about the idea that he dressed in dark camoflage and took on the more challenging houses in our neighborhood that still had their front window curtains open, lol. He was so adorable as he totally got into stealth mode. Your wonderful idea made an unforgettable family memory for us. We were able to share the good news of our Risen Savior with 4 neighbors who we've been praying for since meeting them. Thank you SO much for sharing this brilliant idea with the world! You have a very beautiful family. God bless you richly for how you are boldly, lovingly, selflessly serving our Lord. FYI: I added a fun little twist that my witty 10-year-old daughter and I came up with to your original idea that I'd like to share on my blog, if that's alright with you. Thanks again!!

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  5. we are planning our "eggings" as I type. My daughter is so excited. We don't really have to be stealthy since we homeschool and can sneak during the day when no one is home. Blessings to you and your sweet family!
    Zalyndia Powell

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  6. I love this idea so much! Our family is planning on egging a house this year! Once we egg, I will let you know!!

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