What an incredible weekend! It was everything I was hoping for and more. I know some of my Bloggin' Buddies were praying for me, so thank you! I was thinking about you.
God blessed this weekend from the get-go. Friday evening, when I got off of work, I had to go to the church and check on things for the rummage sale. Well, there were a couple of boys there that were able to go with me and pick up the rest of the furniture. So, you know what that means, don't you? I got to sleep in a little later on Saturday! Actually, I didn't sleep any later, but I didn't have to run around. It was nice to have some quiet time. Anyway...the rummage sale was a success on Saturday. The youth made $1000! I wish I had taken pics, but I forgot my camera. Argh!
Saturday's Bible Study went very well. It was comfortable and relaxed...even if it was with adults! Seriously, though, we are doing Breaking Free by Beth Moore and it is going to be a good one. I am sure it will provide some very good blogs in the not so distant future. We had a great time fellowshipping. We talked, laughed, ate, studied, and prayed. What could be better?
Sunday started in church singing praises to our Lord and it ended at an arena singing praises to our Lord. I am talking about the Casting Crown's concert, of course! What an incredible band. They have such a heart for spreading the Gospel. I refer to them as an outreach band because they are all about us being the hands and feet of Christ, being real....not 'playing' church, and recognizing that the love of Jesus stretches far and wide. Their music is beautiful, but hearing the singer speak, well, lets just say that he really wore his heart on his sleeve. He was compassionate about children in far off lands and he was passionate about reaching a lost world. We had an amazing time. Did I mention that we were on the main floor six rows back from the stage???? Yea, we were! :)
And we even left with a new child! OK...not exactly.
World Vision is an organization that helps children in other countries to have fresh water, food, and to go to school. The Lord laid it on the hearts of Connie and I to adopt a child for our youth group. So, we went to a table, found the most adorable little girl with a name I can't begin to pronounce, and brought her info home with us. We are going to ask the kids in youth group and Sunday School to make weekly donations and help us to give this beautiful little child a better chance at life. She is 4 years old and we call her 'Triple T' (all 3 of her names begin in the letter T and we can't pronounce any of them accurately. Hence the name:). She lives in Vietnam. Please pray for her.
I hope all of you had a blessed weekend, too.......;0)