Journal Entry from Pen-Pal Day:
Today was Pen-Pal day! I was hoping all my students would show up but I am so grateful, God sent not all but one! I was extremely happy when he walked into the sanctuary.
He was dropped off at church by his sibling. He walked really slowly down the aisle and sat with me and my family.
You feel nervous?
Don’t worry, you will enjoy yourself.
Pretty soon, he was standing up and singing the songs and even shouting HALLELUJAH and praise the Lord!!
The next day at work I over heard him telling his friends, you missed it! I went to Ms. Lilly’s church!! You didn’t heard the man (Bishop Green) say praise the Lord!
Every pen-pal day we get an influx of visitors…and usually someone gets baptized. This time, no one got baptized that Sunday but a visitor who visited for the first time on Pen Pal day came back to get baptized on a week day!
The Little Flock made raspberry jam for mother’s day. It was a fun, quick and easy process. The children were eager to do everything from washing the dishes to mashing raspberries.
I am not a raspberry lover. I actually don’t like the taste but seeing them eat the raspberries like candy, made me want to try some.
After mashing the berries, one child was picked to measure and pour sugar. Then, we placed it on the stove for two minutes.
I stirred the mix and soon it was ready.
Each child washed out a mini mason jar and I filled it up to the brim.
Then, while I cleaned up the kitchen, they raced upstairs to wrap their gifts and present it to their mothers.
Now I am thinking, what can we do for father’s day?
The last friday in March, the young adult choir hosted a fish fry for the saints.
When I was a little girl, I would look at the adults cooking in the church kitchen and hope never to have to labor in that way (the big pots and pans scared me and sometimes still do).
However, I am not sure when I started volunteering my cooking services…as I don’t consider myself the best cook around. However, I did and it’s an experience that I only enjoy when it’s all over.
Cooking is not my favorite pastime but I do cook. I cook more for a necessity. The more people in the kitchen with me, the more merrier I become, especially if those around me cook as their hobby…like my sister, April!