This weekend was a high water mark in the life of our church. We had around 50 people (of our average 125 attendance) out in the community doing different types of mission projects. I got a chance to “be a missionary” with my 4 year old and to see him go up and talk to people that I honestly would hesitate to initiate a conversation with. As we walked around the nursing home he was a light to the residents. We also sent teams to do construction, house-cleaning, and multiple back yard Bible clubs.
It was a whole bunch of planning (and I am not a planner) and there are things that I would do differently next time, but it was a very fun event. One of the coolest things for me was worship on Saturday night. Not very many people came back, but the spirit was “real” in a way that is hard to explain. There is just something about worshiping God when you have been serving Him all day that makes a big difference.
Since I knew that our mission project would suck up all my time I waited until yesterday to buy Starcraft 2. But I couldn’t wait longer. I took some birthday money from my mom and picked it up. Then last night (before I had even played a game) we got 8 people in the church office so we could play 4v4 battles with one team in one room and the other team in the other room. Sure you could do the same thing online, but the trash talking isn’t near as much fun.
This game really takes me back to a simpler time in my life, a time before kids and as many responsibilities, a time when I could dedicate hours and hours a night to play a game. I won’t be good at this game, I can already tell that I don’t have the time, but I was happy to play it. (O and the customary Blizzard notepad in the box was fun too.)