Posted by: Becka | January 24, 2012

Youth Rally!

This past weekend, my church hosted their first-ever youth rally (at least the “first-ever” part was the consensus when asking around church).  For a first one, I must say it was a huge success.  With my husband’s ideas and pastor’s organization, the whole thing went decently smooth. 

We started off with a rousing game of dodge ball.  Starting with games was especially important after attending one youth rally and seeing some kids walk in “off the street” only to leave 5 minutes later.  We figured that if you start with a bang, then those kids who are visiting for the first time might actually stay!  I don’t know if it worked, but to my knowledge, no one left… 😀

Anyways, back to the game.   Oh yes, it was rousing.  The acoustics in our gym are…well, there really are no words except loud and garbled.  As a result, half of the teens had no idea what was going on.  Which resulted in a sort of “organized chaos.”  During said chaos, the teens had a blast.  Dodgeballs were flying everywhere, kids were running everywhere, and all spectators were cracking up laughing.

After the dodgeball, we had pizza.  Yummmmmm.  Of course, always a safe way to go with teens. 

After scarfing down our food, we proceeded to the auditorium for preaching and bible quizzing. 

All said and done, there were 80 teens that came out (about 130 people total).  29 of those teenagers were from our scope of influence (church, school, or visitors of those kids).  We had 5 first time visitors from our group, and I had the opportunity to lead one of them to the Lord! 

It was an encouraging and exciting evening.  I was so blessed to be a part of it.

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