WAR GAMES (with 120 kids - ages 13 - 18) - is our church's largest youth activity of the year!
Two teams, GREEN and GOLD this year, face off on challenges like:
tug-o-war (with gelatin, corn syrup and spaghetti noodles in the middle)
donut eating contest
ultimate duck, duck goose
Me after losing the tug-o-war battle
The messiness is just too much fun!
A local pastor gave a wonderful message of salvation at "half time" and many heard the gospel message that quite possibly had never heard it before.
Two of our awesome seniors - Keenan and Natalie (Gold team captains)
Matt was as crazy as ever!
This is a "fly by" photo - he was hard to catch!
So...we are recovering today from a weekend full of youth and FUN. There was a time when I didn't think those two words could go together. But, I must say...
I love these kids! God uses them to teach me so much about his sovereign grace. In all of their awkwardness (which I remember all too well) I'm reminded that God's plan for us is not complete. An added bonus: they genuinely love my daughter and minister grace and encouragement to me at times I would never expect it.