acresofhope: (starfire)
I got back from KY yesterday. I had something like 60+ e-mails waiting on me, though I deleted most of them. Remind me to un-subscribe to some things.

I slept most of the time I was home yesterday...and I'm still tired. YES, I can FINALLY say I'M TIRED. (There is a rule for KY missions that you can't state the obvious, aka I'm tired/hot.) I'm going to take a nap when I'm done with this.

This KY trip wasn't as fun as the last two were. Not saying it wasn't good, or that I didn't have any fun, but it just wasn't as fun as it has been in the past. It was more of a learning experience, if anything.

The very first day I had a big thing with a girl in my family group, Jessie (There was also a guy named Jesse, and another Elizabeth...it was weird.). She had been teasing me about this friend of mine, Mitch, about him being my boyfriend (which he's not). I told her to stop, but she didn't. I got a tone with her...I didn't mean to sound mad, I just wanted to make it clear that I was not kidding and that she needed to stop immediately. She was mad, and didn't even say a word to me until I was bawling at the alter a few hours later in chapel. I have never had that kind of thing happen in any missions group I've ever been in. I'm not placing the blame on anyone, because I'm sure both of us contributed to it. But it was still not a good start to the week.

Tons and tons of things went wrong. Anytime my group would pray, some type of noise would interrupt us: a vacuum, one of the games in the lounge, anything. The door to Kathrine and Jillian's room fell off. I had major, MAJOR *ahem* feminine problems. Anna (aka Banana...but not Anna Banana, cause she hates that) hurt both her wrist and her knee. By the end of the trip, she was alternating between two Tylenol and two Advil every two hours. I'm sure there are many other things that I just can't think of right now.

I really struggled with my confidence in my teaching ability. I guess if Satan couldn't keep me out of KY, he'd at least try to convince me it was no use trying to get my kids to even be interested in the story. It was hard, but somehow I managed to get through the week, still teaching. I'm glad I did. Three of my little preschoolers prayed to receive Christ on Wednesday night...including the one that told me to shut up a few days before.

Funny quotes from my fellow missionaries:

"Gah! It's like going down the birth canal!" -- Adam, about the narrow aisle to the back of the van

"You mean the van weighs more with people on it?" -- Hannah

"DO IT!" -- Just about everyone at one point or another

"Is a Chicken Plank fish?" -- Hannah, ordering at Long John Silvers

"Satan is the devil!" -- Kathrine

I'm sure there's a ton of other things I could write, but I'm in great need of sleep. Good night!
acresofhope: (starfire)
Well, VBS at my church is over. In a way, I'm relieved. I won't have to tell Micah to stop throwing sand, Rodney to stay in line or Miles to stop playing and pay attention. On the other hand, there is one kid in particular I'm really going to miss: Ethan.

When he first came in, he was so shy, and cried for his Aunt Patty as soon as we got on the playground. In fact, he left and went to her class for the rest of the day. The next day, he lasted a little longer: until after play time was done. Patty stayed with with our class this time. The rest of the week, though, we were able to make it without her. And this kid isn't really much for play. We sat and talked most of the time, about Teen Titans, the rocks he got from Yellowstone, shamrocks, Jesus and other assorted things. But I finally got him to play a little today...although...he insisted he push me while I was on the swing. We also played on the seesaw. I'm pretty sure he developed a crush on me during the week, because he kissed my hand before I left today. Poor kid ^^;

Not looking forward to getting up at 5am, but Seth (student minister) wants us to get to KY as soon as we can and start inviting people to Bible school. Though I'm not looking forward to the lack of sleep, it's going to be amazing!

Well...I still have a few things to pack. Type at ya in a little over a week.

EDIT: I can't believe I forgot to mention the haircut! Ok, quick over view: layered, shoulder length with *gasp* bangs! Ok, so they are long and cut at an angle, but they are still bangs, and my mom can't believe I asked for them! Ok, for real now, bye!
acresofhope: (Default)
I meant to write yesterday, but I got distracted by ehow, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] silverlightstar. Thanks alot, Marie!

Anyway, the first day of Vacation Bible School was great. I'm in a five year old class, which is mostly boys. And I thought my brothers we aggravating. Not that the kids were annoying, we just had a heck of a time getting some of the boys to listen. This one kid named Miles could not pay attention at all. Our entire class was almost out of the rotunda before I could get a hold of him. I'm just like "Look Miles, they almost left us. You need to listen when I say it's time to go."

Music was the best part though. All the motions and everything...now there's a workout for ya. One of the last songs we sang...which, oddly enough, I can't remember the words to...I just felt the presence of God so strongly, and I cried.

I can't wait for the rest of the week, or to do it all again in KY next week. I'll make sure to get the address posted before I leave, so that you guys can write me if you want.

Well, I have to be heading off to VBS again. Later!
acresofhope: (Default)
I really struggle sometimes with how to moderate some of my communities. I try not to judge other people, and I guess I do a good job of that most of the time. Sometimes, though, I wonder if I'm being a fluff-bunny about it because I'm afraid of being viewed as judgmental.

Example...recently, on another blog site, someone requested to join my gothic Christian community. On her profile, the girl said she's bisexual, and in one of her posts, that she's looking for a girlfriend. Now granted, I can't say if this girl is a Christian or not...but it bothers me. I don't say that from a judgmental standpoint at all. I used to be the same way. I gave up my bisexual lifestyle because I know God views it as sin, and I just couldn't take that dark cloud hanging over my relationship with Him, and I don't see how any other Christian could do that, either. Same with any other sin, whether homosexual sin, heterosexual sin, lying, cheating, stealing, coveting (ow, my toes!)...it's all the same to God, and it should eat away at us until we can't do those things anymore.

The reason I struggle with this so much is I realize we all (Christians) have freedom in Christ, and that we don't have to obey. The only problem is, I don't see how anyone could know Christ and not want to.

Needless to say...I've yet to come to a decision about the girl.

Profile

acresofhope: (Default)
acresofhope

April 2010

S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
111213 14151617
18192021222324
252627282930 

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 23rd, 2017 10:01 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios