Last week I was flat out busy. Lots of cooking, lots of meetings, lots of commitments. “Boo hoo,” you’re thinking. “Sounds like the youth minister got a real job.” Yeah, don’t worry, I can take the jokes. But really, it was a much more hectic week than most. The youth made a video to promote Night of Joy in September, we helped out with that VBS for special needs kids over at Epworth (including cooking them a meal), and then we had the fundraiser luncheon after church on Sunday. So, last week I was busy.
This week I’m grateful. I’m so grateful to the youth who jumped in and helped with choir camp. Many of them were former campers that have now become youth and are giving back to something they enjoyed. That is so cool! Friday and Saturday some of the youth came to help with the special needs VBS. Tropical Storm Andrea kept a lot of families back in Atlanta, but our youth jumped in and made the difference between success and failure for this program. I am so humbled to watch them be a part of it. I love our youth!
Lastly, I am so incredibly grateful to the youth, parents and volunteers who made Sunday’s luncheon possible. Many parents and volunteers cooked food for us, but I want to thank Sheila Collins, Donnie Jordan, and Tom & Susan Arnold for not only bringing food but putting in the hours to make it as nice and delicious as it was. They are golden people and they made that event what it was. And of course, I want to thank all of you for coming, supporting our youth, and giving so generously of your money, too. This church is amazing and for that I am grateful this week.