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all right, i'm gonna say it


I forgot how much I love youth ministry. (I'm quite aware that I might be crazy) I've dabbled in it, interning in Carthage, IL, helping with youth group at home and also at school. So last night I co-led the youth group lock-in with my friend Jeremy. Jen, the youth director was around for some of it, but she had never even been to a lock-in and is also 8 months pregnant so she was there mostly as an extra adult.

So we started out playing some get to know you type games, then we had this massive scavenger hunt which was so much fun for the kids and terribly entertaining for us because it was a pretty tough hunt. We had praise time together, which of course was my favorite part, made a gutter sundae, ate pizza, played karaoke revolution, played lots of sardines and just really had a fantastic time. There were 17 kids which was an awesome turnout.

Hopefully I'll convince myself to help out with youth group some more. I'm going on the mission trip with them in July, which will be really fun. I don't know what it is about teenagers, but I think it is mostly that they know how to have fun. They're trying to figure out who they are, and it is just fascinating to me to see what they become and how they get there. There are some really great kids in the youth group and I'm thankful I had the opportunity to spend 13 hours with them. I'll be catching up on some sleep for the next few days, but I did make it through the night without sleep proving I can still do it. My 5 hours this morning didn't really suffice, but meh, that's what you get when you're having fun.
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2 Comments:

thanks for leaving me a message...it's nice to know someone out there hasn't given up! youth group is so much fun, and i've sort of taken over the one here because our christian ed director had a baby and now her husband is back from being in the navy and so she's not really around anymore...you rock!!!

By Blogger Sarah, at 5:01 PM  

Do you remember when we did that at Asbury? I mean that gutter sundae was pretty gross by the end . . . except weren't there more than one? And weren't we on teams? I should remember that better, cuz I think that's when Justin Gerreste first flirted with me (ha). Youths rock.

By Blogger Joanna, at 8:34 PM  

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