I have to tell you about this last week at The Party. To start with, we've been steadily gaining in numbers, and for the last couple of weeks we've had around 30 kids each night. This Tuesday was no exception. However, we didn't have the teen helpers we normally get from Western. That's because the chorus was performing Tuesday night at the annual choir festival. So we had two teen helpers - both of whom left early to go to perform.
This left us really short of helpers - in fact, our one group didn't have any teen helpers at all! This was the group of boys, whom we group together so that they can get lots of wrestling time, and other support from the group leaders. And, they were awesome! In fact, all of the kids were awesome. I can't remember another time when as a group the entire bunch of kids was so calm. They were amazing for the circle time, when we sing together and worship; this is a time that can be quite chaotic, when some kids try to continue running around. They were also extremely well-behaved for each of the centres. There was only one cup of water spilled at the snack station (we sometimes average 3-4 cups per group); and each group had less than half of the helpers we generally have.
It is so good to see the Lord working among us. I can definitely say, the Lord's hand was with us, because we've never had a week like that - and on a week when we had fewer helpers, and needed the calm, it was really amazing!
I feel like erecting a stone of remembrance to say, "Thus far the Lord has helped us."