Christmas is done and gone. That means that it's time to start thinking about youth camp. That also means it's time to start thinking about *groan* fund raising. Don't get me wrong now. I always have such a great time in the Lord doing stuff like this. The old lazy flesh never ever wants to do any fund raising though. It really is a lot of hard work. And it's always so worth it!
We're going to be having a cake auction on February 2nd. That won't be hard. I had thought about putting together a recipe book. I brought it up at a ladies' meeting several months ago and the ladies were very enthusiastic about it. The problem is that I can't find anywhere to get the booklets printed at an affordable price. We may have to find a plan B. ;)
This Sunday will be the first week of our 2008 youth challenge. This is a 26-week (I think) competition where each youth earns points for his/her work for God. I love competitions like this because it demonstrates truths taught in the Scriptures:
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. --2 Corinthians 5:10
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. --1 Corinthians 3:11-15
So, the youth are pretty excited about it. And I am too.
For Christmas, Jeremy bought me a DVD course for congregational hymn arrangement by Yoke Wong. Have I already mentioned this? Anyway, time is always an issue with us. I haven't even completed one disc yet. I really need to get on that ball. Every time that I try to get it going with the children awake, they always want to help...we all know how that goes. :D