Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sundae, Sunday, Sundae!!!

Hang with me; I know I'm not getting around to commenting lately at your place. I'm working, trying a different chili recipe every night in my laBORatory, going to National Honor Society inductions, volunteering at Oneighty, writing my newspaper column for Saturday, taking Kristin to dance, etc., etc. Pretty soon I'll be back around to harass you.

Sunday night was the third event in our three-week "More Than Me" series at Oneighty, where the 6th, 7th and 8th grades competed for bragging rights and prizes to be awarded March 29th in the special VIP room. The object was to score the most points based on attendance, bringing people, eating contests, carnival games, etc.

The pics below are from this last Sunday, which was "Sundae in a Gutter" night, where we served up two scoops of ice cream into little plastic boats and then placed them in 100 feet of rain gutter. The kids could top their own sundaes and eat as few or as many as they liked within one hour. The pressure was on! I can't divulge which grade won, but I can tell you we scooped 35 gallons of ice cream and 405 sundaes. I heard rumors of a student eating 15. FIFTEEN.

Oh, and by the way? Many kids received Christ or rededicated their lives to him through this series. Just so ya know.


22 comments:

Melissa said...

I think i coulda taken him! I love me some sundaes!

Jeanette said...

We did that when I was in high school many moons ago. It is REALLY fun and kids will eat ice cream where ever it is placed, garbage can lid, gutter, etc.

Looks like everyone had some fun!

Susan D said...

WOW! FIFTEEN!?!?!?!?!! I love me some ice cream....but not that much! hahahaha -- BTW, how's your eyes doin? Blessings, SusanD

Shelby said...

"Many kids received Christ or rededicated their lives to him through this series." I enjoyed your whole post but this sentence? AMAZING -- JOYOUS -- HOPEFUL -- so many positive feelings! NOTHING makes me happier than to hear of kids coming to Christ!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun, but I seriously doubt these kids truly received Christ. They may have repeated a prayer in an emotional induced moment, but I just really doubt they were truly born again.

And what a shame to teach these kids they can receive Christ just by repeating a prayer, giving them assurance that they are 'now going to heaven' because of something THEY did.

Such heresy.

Sorry to be so negative, but it's just what I think, and I had to say it.

Cathy Davis said...

I love hearing about some kids coming to Christ!!

Mocha with Linda said...

Oh, I miss my metabolism from the days when I could eat what I wanted and still be skinny!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Loved that last sentence and how you just slid it in there. Wonderful news!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Anonymous--how could you POSSIBLY know what goes on in a service like this? Do you know anything about our discipleship programs? Do you know what we do to follow up with these kids? Do you know any of the kids personally? Have you led any students to Christ lately? Also--I normally do not publish anonymous comments because anonymouses are cowards, but just in case anyone else was wondering ...

lmerie said...

15 sundaes?!?! oh my! Glad that you had a great time and such positive outcomings! That is great!

Beverlydru said...

I heard Pastor Willie George speak at the dedication of a OneEighty building several years ago. He described how when we invest in the lives of those who CAN NOT repay us (children, the poor, orphans, widows), then GOD is the one who rewards us. That's his system. YOung hearts are so tender. What a ministry.
PS - Your glasses look great on you. : )

Paula (SweetPea) said...

How cool is that...sundaes in a rain gutter...what a great way to prepare the sundaes in the boats ahead of time.

BTW...saw a gal walking two yorkies yesterday. One was the colors of Zoe and the other different. I thought to myself "self, yorkies are really little dogs...they trotted so cute...self, I think I do want me one of them there little cuties." Seriously, you MAY be getting emails from me in the next several months. I'm hoping to finalize the deal on my house and in the works to buy another. It just so conveniently has a wood fenced yard. It was be a totally new thing for me and I wouldn't know what to do extended times away from home with my little "Chloe". So, I may be seeking your advice IF I get me one of them there little cuties. I wouldn't know the first thing about bathing, feeding, doctoring a pup.

Laurie Ann said...

15? Oh my. Rejoicing at the decisions made for Christ! Looks like much fun was had, too.

Renna said...

Awesome news about the kids getting saved and rededicating their lives to God!!!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Hey, Lid...I've missed ya lately, but I'm glad to see you're up to ALL good! :-)

(I'm also glad I'm not anonymous anymore! ha!) lol Can't say I've EVER seen you get that fired up! I wish I could hug you.

I think it's "saweet" that you guys were drawing those kids to church with ice cream and a good time so you could feed them a good, healthy meal when they got there! ;-)

Susan said...

AWESOME!! Can't wait to hear about the chili.

:-) Susan

Jenny said...

mmm ice cream. 15, that poor child probably had a severe belly ache.

Tammy said...

I'd like to eat 15! But I may as well tape them all to my butt for the same result!

What a blessing to those kids!

Teri~Facedown said...

I get jealous every time I read something about your youth ministry. My heart longs for something like that here. What I would give to be part of a move of God like that. Awesome Lid, just awesome.

annie's eyes said...

You have a CALLING. Middle school is such a tough age. You're always thinking of something really fun that makes the kids see how fun it can be to be around other Christians. Hey, next time you're serving sundaes, I'm in! Love, A

lisasmith said...

amazing...15 sundaes and the rededication & salvation part!!! I worked in youth ministry eons ago it seems...miss those days. Mine will be eating the record before I blink. Miss you!

Linda said...

Fun pictures! That is awesome that many accepted/renewed with Jesus. PTL. Makes that work worth it.