OK, so I'm a little behind on my word count for the month! I should be around 21,450 and I'm just now (earlier tonight) passing the 10,000 mark.
I knew that Akastasia was going to put a stop to my writing, and I was right.
But if anything would stop the writing, Akastasia was worth it. It definitely ran more smoothly than last year. We were on schedule or ahead of it the whole weekend! The worship and discussions were fantastic. I even got out and ice skated this year! And I did good!
As usual, there were a few hiccups. Some people wanting money, some kids causing trouble. I was glad to do what I could to help counsel a young lady who was asking for help.
Our teenagers in Nebraska need us. They need adults who care.
I am extremely proud of our teenagers and their work on this. I am also proud of our church, who came through in volunteering.
Saturday night worship was absolutely heavenly! I sensed the kids understanding the point we were getting across with the lesson, and really engaging in worship.
I was afraid they would lose their fervor on Sunday morning, since they would be joining the "old folks" for the regular assembly. I reassured them that the older folks LOVE hearing them sing, and seeing their enthusiasm. I was not disappointed. The atmosphere was electric! The kids stood up, clapped, and raised their hands. I wasn't trying to get them to do things that were uncomfortable. I was hoping they would find freedom in worship.
They taught me many lessons about freedom in worship...one of which is that I have a long way to go.