Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Thursday, December 06, 2007

the lift.

do you ever have that feeling in your tummy that exciting things are coming?

i've had that feeling for awhile, and last night, it got exponentially stronger.

last night was our first night at the lift -- our new youth group.

i-t w-a-s A-W-E-S-O-M-E.

the kids were so excited. they made us signs, and we had a party with a special welcome cake and everything. i just felt at ease. landon did a wonderful job preaching about Jehovah Rohi, the Lord our Shepherd - lots of hysterical similarities between us and sheep. we're both stupid. the kids were laughing at the funny parts and real quiet during the serious parts. i'm so proud of landon. he does such a wonderful job connecting with people. every time i looked at him, there were no less than five kids surrounding him. our leaders were super excited and sweet too. oh! and eight people raised their hands during the altar call! how amazing is that?! praise Jesus.

i just know this is going to be an incredible place to be. i can only hope that the wonderful people at this church can receive from us the tiniest fraction of the blessings they have already heaped upon us.

the lift rocks!


Missy said...

I'm glad y'all are our new youth pastors =)

La said...

I miss the Lift. =( I was thinking about it all day yesterday. I'm so glad to hear that it went good! I'm also glad for the teenagers' sake that the transition period is over. I know you guys will do a great job! Did you take Ellie with you? I bet the girls were loving her!