Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Lock In

We’ve started some great things in our Alive ministry. Lately we’ve gotten a new teaching to listen to every week. It’s been awesome!! Yesterday I listened to a teaching on prayer (and prayer myths) it was AWESOME!!!

Tonight is our Fall Fuel Rockin’ Lock In. We have two lock in’s a year. I swear it takes me half the year to recooperate. We don’t sleep. It will be over 25 hours for me without sleep. Sometimes I take a quick cat nap, but that’s an hour or less, sometimes I just stick it out.

I love the Lock Ins, I love them because the kids love them. Some of the stuff we do totally grosses me out, but it makes the kids happy! We also have a speaker come and give a teaching about God. Because, with all the fun, that’s the part that matters. I love that we do so many things for Jr. Highers & High Schoolers to see that being a Christian doesn’t mean it’s boring, it just means you love Jesus and you live your life for Him.

My job is the food. We have pizza and pop around midnight, snacks somewhere through the night… tonight its veggies & dip, apples, peanut butter, & caramel, cheese and crackers, and pancakes for breakfast, I try not to completely fill them up on junk. We usually do donuts for breakfast, however, it’s A LOT cheaper doing pancakes (more work but cheaper) and I really think a lot better!

And BTW... the scarf will be there!!

Pray that God moves in the hearts of our students, that tonight is safe and FUN and love is everywhere!!

Phil 1:9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,


Trish said...

Have fun tonight...find a corner somewhere and cool your jets for awhile!

Amber Land said...

I am so excited for the kids. I never had any youth group experiences like that, I always wished I had. I will be praying for God to have His way tonight(and for strength for you). Can't wait to hear how it goes!

Mrs. Mac said...

Margie, you are very fortunate to be in the ALIVE youth group. Keep up your energy by eating lot lots of candy and doughnuts and have a few coffee chasers. I sure hope you are not working this weekend. Keep the scarf clean ;) ... May God be ALIVE in your midst as He ministers through you and the other leaders tonight. Makes me want to be 16 again (well, maybe not). Hugs

KayMac said...

whew...I am tired just reading about this...I will be praying but probably not at midnight. YOU are a great mom to all these kids!

Deb said...

This is awesome! I will be locked in tonight work! While there, I will think of you and all the great fun you're having and pray that kid's lives will be changed for eternity!

Minister on dear Sister Margie!!

...can't wait to see the scarf photogs!