After some long time praying and missing of the extra kids in my life, my car, my house, etc, I have filled out the paperwork for Fuel, our Junior High Youth Group. Excited? YES! Absolutely. Can I get a ‘woo hoo’? Metro/Fuel has you fill out a ton of paperwork in order to work with the kids. All of which is fine by me, I got nothing to hide. So they ask you a lot of stuff. Makes you think.
Who? That’s the easiest of all of the questions, it’s me, the mom
Where? Oh, they give you that answer, Fuel
When? Mondays & whenever you have time to love on some kids
Why? Because I am called. Because I am quite sure this is where I belong.
And here comes the big questions…
WHAT? What can you do to further the kingdom and help these kids? What exactly is your ministry?
What can I do? Oh, now in comparison to a lot of talented leaders, I will tell you, I come to the alter with not-alotta… No musical ability, not a big fan of games. I cook, scrapbook, and love. That’s all I got. I know that I will not be the one they call to play laser tag, they will call Steve or Mac or Dave or Brynne, or Jessie, or May or someone, anyone else. And that’s ok. This is what I am hoping, I hope they see how much I love them. Already.
What kind of kids do you think you can relate to? Uh… right now? The two I bring, Phyllis and her friend Kelsey. But here’s the thing, every kid needs love, and I am ok with not relating to every kid, that’s why God gave us all those leaders. What I want, and how I think God will use me? I can see beauty everywhere. And sometimes where others don’t see it, I see it. And what I hope is that I help the kids (probably mostly girls) see how great they are, help them to get a glimpse of the greatness God created! That’s my prayer. I want to just love them. Love them like Jesus.
It’s going to be great!
1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth