Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Some Photos

Here's what our ministry looks like; here's why we do what we do.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

April 28-June 15 Plans



Lesson Theme

April 27

12 men went to spy out Canaan


May 4

Complaining in the desert/Snake on a stick


May 11

Balaam and the Donkey

Obeying God

May 18

Rahab and the Two Spies

God can use anyone

May 25

Crossing the Jordan/ 12 stones

Remembering what God has done

June 1

Walls of Jericho

God's Power

June 8


Keeping Your Promises

June 15


Willingness to Serve


Tuesday, April 20

We had a unique evening. We had an equal number of kids and helpers - 25 of each. It made for a great child/adult ratio (actually, some of the helpers are teens); we just had each kid find a helper. There were two reasons for this; one was that we had fewer children than we usually have been having; we've been averaging over 30. The second reason is that we've been pushing for extra helpers to come out because our college students have finished their term and most of them will be gone shortly. So it allowed us to do a little bit of orientation with the new helpers that came out. It was all good.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April 13

This was our first day back hosting The Party after Easter break. I was thinking that we'd likely have fewer kids because it had been pouring rain for much of the day. Actually, we had over 30 kids again (31 I think) and sufficient helpers. Ruth was sick, so I did the story telling - which gave me a great deal of appreciation for the fine job she does. Rose stepped up to the plate and handled the snacks (usually my station). Snack was decorating cookies, so it was a little more challenging than normal but she also did a great job. We had quite a few new faces this week, which is also encouraging.

Please pray for this ministry as quite a few of our regular helpers are college students and now that the college is ending for the term, we will really miss their assistance and support.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

March 30

I didn't make The Party this week. I had gone home sick from school in the afternoon and really wasn't feeling up to going. I felt a little guilty as this is the first time I've missed since I've started helping with it in the fall - but not that guilty as I really wasn't well. I gave my van keys to the girls downstairs who help with The Party as well, and went to bed. (They needed my van because all of the snack stuff: cups, plates, serviettes, juice jug, etc. are in the back of my van.)

Anyway, apparently there were 32 kids at The Party and things went fairly smoothly. That's three weeks in a row that we've had over 30 children. Prior to this, we've been averaging around 20 kids, so that's a big jump. We'll now have a week off because of Easter Break and will start again after the break.