Monday, October 12, 2009

reluctant youth leader...

Some of our kids helping with worship.

3 of the 8 high school students that joined us to work as kitchen staff.

Playing foosball.Doing the "break it down" table slap thing!

Ryan trying to learn the "break it down" table slap thing, he actually did very good, I didn't even attempt it!

Paint ball, in the snow and sleet!

Dylan and Maggie playing scalps!

The great group of kids we were able to spend some time with!

I wish I could say that I was so excited to serve the Lord this weekend and spend time with some of the junior high youth at the retreat...BUT I cannot! I knew the forecast was calling for rain and cold weather, and quite honestly I wanted nothing more than to stay in my nice warm home! But, Ryan needed another youth leader to help him out and so by default...I had to go! Ryan got sitters for the other kids (another reason I wasn't going to go~I know it is no small task to get someone to care for 4 kids!) But, thanks to my dear sister in laws, I was able to go! And, I am pleased to tell you, that I had a great time. The kids were great, and I had fun hanging out with them. (Which was no surprise, I do enjoy working with them on Wed. nights!) I did skip out on paint ball (it was raining/snowing and COLD!) I am not a fan of getting shot at, especially in the cold/wet weather! We watched an amazing video about a missionary who went to live among a tribe and eventually was able to share the gospel in their language. It took about 3 months of teaching 2 times a day(after many years of living among them) to go through the whole bible, story after story. In the end, they were so happy to hear about the good news of Christ that the whole village jumped up and down...for 2 1/2 hours! 2 1/2 hours! WOW! It was amazing, I cried. When was the last time I got that excited about God and what He has done for me?!...NEVER! I want that! "Lord, forgive me for my reluctance to go and serve you. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to go and grow!"


Michelle said...

Oh I think I have seen that video. AMAZING!