Thursday, February 4, 2010

I'm movin on up.....

....to the East Side. No, not really. No deluxe apartment in the sky either.

Since the beginning of the school year, I have volunteered at church at UpStreet, which is the K-5th children ministry as a small group leader for 5th grade girls.

It has been an interesting year so far and I know there's still SO much more to come in the next few months. But God has been tugging on my heartstrings. He wants me to move up to middle school. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!?

I think I signed up to be a small group leader kicking & screaming. Not ACTUALLY kicking & screaming. More like feeling inadequate. Was I really equipped to lead these girls? Is this my gift? I always saw myself as a 'behind-the-scenes' kind of girl.

God has been faithful. I have been blessed with a wonderful co-leader, Tricia, and a group of girls that just captured my heart. It's like having extra children - not having to worry about feeding & clothing them though.

Lately, I've been feeling a stirring in my heart. Do I want to stay in UpStreet or move up to the middle school environment, Xtreme? God's response: MOVE ON UP!

I don't know what lies ahead as I move up, but I'm SO excited to see what God has in store for me & Tricia!! He's got something great up His sleeves... we just need to be willing.

For now, I'm concentrating on Saturday - KIDVENTURE! What's KidVenture you ask? Oh man... it's going to be a super fun day!! Picture 750 kids, age 5-11 with a TON of adults bowling, laser tag, bumper cars, video games, pizza & soda!!! Did I mention it's for 3 hours!?!?!? It's going to be CRAZY and I can't wait!

Many blessings,
Allison

2 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Allison.
We have AWANA at our church and the kids love it. I have never been a worker or a helper...but my husband and I were Sunday School teachers several years ago for the 5 yr. old boys. Oh My! That was a challenge...but it was a blessing too.

Enjoy the middle school kids.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

"Lolli" said...

hello!

I just found your site from reading your comment on Lynnette's Friday post. She is a good friend of mine through Blog land. i have read your story and am so touched by how you have allowed God to make your mess your message. i plan to become a follower of yours and follow up with all He is doing in your life. you inspire me. I hope you will visit my site, as well.

Be blessed, dear one.

Lolli (aka Lisa)

www.lollipopandpearls.blogspot.com