Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Different Evening

Carson goes to AWANA on Wednesday nights. Trever takes him, runs some errands, and picks him up. Gabe and I usually stay home and catch up on laundry or other household things. Last night was the celebration of Christmas, Jesus' birth, and I thought it would be fun to go see what they do at AWANA and see the special Jubilee night. On the way there we got to "rock out" to the radio. I sat in the back of the car with the boys and sat there watching Carson and Trever nod there heads to the music. It was a very cute site.

The first activity was to sing a couple of Christmas carols, then Illis (a leader) read the Christmas Story from the Bible with music playing in the background. After that the kids went up to the front to see something special, the greatest gift of all. That was a tiny little Nativity Scene that was in a frame and all lit up. It was very sweet. And yes, Jesus was and is the greatest gift anyone could ever receive.

Then we had to wait for a couple of minutes. Then the big surprise was revealed. The lights were turned out, doors were opened and propped up tables were in front of us with lit candles in cupcakes then spelled out "THANK YOU GOD." It was such a lovely site to see. While everyone enjoyed their cupcakes we watched a slide show of pictures from last years AWANA and listened to more lovely music.

It was a very special night. I am so blessed to be able to be a part of this and have my son go every week and learn about God from a wonderful family.

Thank you all AWANA workers! You are impacting these children's lives.

1 comment:

Kerensa Ritchie said...

Thank you Simone! Sometimes it gets so crazy you do forget the impact you are having on these little lives. I love the kiddos and Carson is really a blessing to have in our group. Thank you for bringing him!