Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Come On, Get Happy

Something is wrong with me today. I am really irritated and agitated and I have to stop myself from biting everyone's head off. Maybe I'm tired. Maybe I'm hungry. I'm not sure, but I need to get myself out of this funk. I don't like it.

I love how you people love Mexican food so much. It makes me feel like I'm not alone.

I did realize I forgot two major ones on my list.

Goode Company Taqueria- The QUESO. Oh, the queso. I feel like all I talk about is queso but you know, I do have a very close relationship with cheese.

Also, Jennifer reminded me that I failed to mention the fajitas at EL TIEMPO. My bad. And when I say "my bad" I mean "WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?"

Please hold, I need to go get a Diet Coke. It is just one of those days.

Okay, I'm back.

I think I'm just super tired. We started Houston Project last night.

What is Houston Project, you ask?

Our church is probably what you would refer to as a "Mega-Church", meaning we are one of the bigguns. Every summer we do something called Houston Project. It is a week-long local mission trip throughout the city. We have 13 sites all over Houston that include small churches, apartment complexes, and community centers that are in underpriveleged areas. For an entire week, we provide free meals, host a full blown VBS for the kids and have adult Bible studies as well.

I am working at a site that is a small, Spanish-speaking church in a Hispanic area of the city. This is a great church with a not-so-large congregation surrounded by a community of people that need a place to go. Our mission is not to get people to come to OUR church, but to go to their local community church.

Now, the usual way the week breaks down is that you have small numbers on Monday night with more and more people throughout the week. For example, at last year's Houston Project we only had about 20 kids on Monday night but got to around 50 on the last night.

However, our FIRST night this year, we watched as over 60 kids flooded our little church. I was amazed and, I'm not gonna lie, OVERWHELMED.

I am leading opening assembly (dancing like a fool) and then I am teaching the 9, 10 and 11 year old VBS class. We had alot of fun. However, I was amazed to hear some of the kids' answers to my questions. When I asked if they could give me an example of something that makes God unhappy (we were learning the concept of sin) I was expecting answers such as "lying", "disobeying your mom and dad", etc. Instead, I heard "Guns", "Gangs" and "Drugs".

That was hard to hear.

Please pray that all my kiddos come back tonight to learn more. They promised me they would come. I told them that we are having chicken nuggets for dinner and they seemed to be excited about that! Pray especially for Victor who said he had never seen a Bible. Also pray for Uzziel and Efrain who were listening with such big eyes as I told the story of creation. I felt like they were listening to me, I just hope they HEARD it.

Well, I feel better after typing all this out. I am just sleepy and stressed. There is alot going on this week between work and Houston Project. Plus, Grant gets back from a business trip in Pittsburgh tonight and it is always harder when he is not here.

I'll keep you updated with how the week goes.

Go eat some queso today. If you live in a town with not alot of Mexican food, melt some velveeta and mix it with some chili. You'll be good to go.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry that it's one of those days for you, but I bet you'll feel better after you serve those kiddos again tonight.

    If not- call me. Rusty is out of town and now I am craving El Tiempo, thanks to you. Some queso and a certain frozen beverage there have been the cure to many, many bad days for me!