Friday, July 01, 2005

Serving Others

Summer is always "crazy time" for youth ministers. A few weeks ago we participated in our third annual "Doulos" (servant) Workcamp. We did some awesome projects this year...
When we tried to give out FREE drinks at Wal-Mart, people kept saying, "Sure, I'll take much?" or "What do you want me to do?" It was pretty cool to be "set apart" from our culture where "nothing is free!"
We also washed dogs at the humane society. I know, I know...weird, huh? But the volunteers there were very appreciative and the teens had a GREAT time!
The funniest comment, though, came when we were helping widows. We were about to purchase items to put into Care Baskets, when I posed the question, "What do widows really need?"
Since we were all expecting a serious answer, Caleb's answer caught us completely offguard, "They need a man!"
We all just lost it at that point. What a funny, innocent answer!