January 29th, 2006

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Confirmation Retreat

Well, we survived the weekend. collinsmom's arthritis bugged her so much she didn't stay for church this morning. that_guy_zach and I finished up the retreat, taught Sunday School classes, led worship, helped take the youth fellowship bowling, ran kids home, etc. It's been a loooong weekend.

But it's been a good one, too. Frustrations getting the kids together and getting the retreat really going abounded, but eventually, we got them all there and got everything done. They ate it up. It was a great retreat. The kids (all sixth-graders) were very responsive, very prayerful (when they had to be), taking part fully in classwork, sharing chores, etc.

This is the most important work I do. Of course, at any given time, the work I have in hand may be the most important thing I've got to do, but day in and day out, my heart belongs to ministries of confirmation and scouting, which both have to do with bringing kids and Jesus together.

Clink on the link for pics of the retreat. Collapse )