It’s been a little zoo-ish in my world these days…
This past week my friend Rebekah and her husband Mike visited the cities from Georgia. I took them to Rock Bottom Brewery (we were even given a brew tour!) and then Grand Old Creamery–a little Minneapolis and a little St. Paul.
They were doing a national tour of all fast food restaurants and family homes with less than 3 bathrooms…so a brewery and good freshly made waffle cones hit the spot!
This week was the first week of Summer Stretch… I know that I sometimes am pretty fried by the details of it all…but I’d probably give up my left ear before I’d let Summer stretch stop happening. This week’s SS was great. I think we have the best Sr. Youth Teen Staff EVER!!! They all made it to the Teen Staff meeting and they all have hearts to serve the Lord by lovin’ on Junior High students. They are even willing to do it in ridiculous green and orange t-shirts!
At SS this week we sent oodles of kids to 7 different service sites (feed my starving children, women’s shelters, food banks, homeless shelters, and adult day cares) to do many different projects…then we went to Grand slam for an afternoon of putt putting, batting practice, and car bumping.
I then spent Thursday evening taking another crew of students to Loaves and Fishes at St. Matt’s catholic church. (they serve dinner to folks who can’t provide their own on a nightly basis) I think it was my favorite Loaves and Fishes ever–one of the students invited the police officer who serves as Bouncer for the dinner to pray with us before we went in…and after the cop said “no thanks”, Logan went ahead and prayed for him aloud during the prayer “Lord, I pray for the gentleman keeping everyone safe tonight at L & F…give him a safe night and protect his family while he isn’t with them”. It was pretty sweet.
Sunday AM I was officially installed. We sent all the youth mission teams during all services…and then I went to the Upper Room. It was my first time going to the Hillside worship service…and it was pretty incredible! I was amazed at the number of folks there…blankets, kids running around, worship…it was good.