Jason and I have had the privilege for the last few years to work with another couple and then on our own with the Jr. High and High School youth at our church. At our very first meeting we had like 20 kids, after that we averaged 2 or 3 for the next couple of years, except when it was movie night! Now, we have about 6 that come regularly and when they bring friends or older siblings are home for holidays, we have more. We celebrated our 3 Annual ROCK Christmas Party a week before Christmas and as always had a ton of fun! Most of the students got here on time, but then all the guys left to go get one of the other guys out of the ditch where he'd gone off the road. After they came back all safe and sound, we dug into the food and continued on with the games. We did the typical Bible "sword drill" this year and then followed it up with a devotional before we got into the rest of the games. The devotional was on Eph. 3:20, which in the New King James version doesn't sound all that exciting and is kind of confusing- "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us." So after the teen who found it the fastest read it in that version, I read it to them from the Message- "God can do anything, you know- far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around, but by working within us, His spirit deeply and gently within us." Great verse for the end of the year in my opinion.
Instead of loading a ton of pictures and videos on here, I've posted a Smilebox of the evenings festivities!