Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Snow Day!!

So, it snowed a great deal here in Harrison, AR starting Saturday night. It was beautiful and a great way of finishing up students' Christmas break...by giving them a couple more days off! I got to spend yesterday afternoon with a bunch of students playing in the snow and had a blast. Sledding, failed attempts at starting snowball fights (the snow just wouldn't pack), and I even finally got an opportunity to get my 4-wheeler out and have some fun pulling people on sleds. To finish off the day, we built a ramp (which was very difficult b/c of the poor packing quality of the snow) and Kaleb went off it behind the 4 wheeler. The video is below.

video

It's the opportunities to hang out with students outside of church and build relationships and share Christ's love with them that keeps me in youth ministry, its the only reason I put up with the church politics and meetings that are always trying to consume my time and attention.

And the icing on the cake... getting a text last night from a student last night. After texting me saying that the day was fun and us having some laughs about the day, she says this.

Student: "Can I be serious with ya for a sec..."
Me: "Definitely"
Student: "I am really glad a youth director like you came along..."

These are the moments that help me brush off all the frustrations that I face in both student and church ministry as a whole and re-energize me to keep serving Christ to the best of my knowledge and ability.

4 comments:

Amelia said...

That just made me tear up, which is a good thing! Your student is right, they are all very lucky to have you over there. There are not many people that give 110% to their job all day, everyday. You are one of a kind with a BIG heart! Not only do you mean the world to Harrison, but you mean the world to me too. I am very lucky to be able to call you my brother. Thanks for being such a great role model. I love you and keep up the hard work.... believe it or not.... it does pay off!

Amelia said...

That just made me tear up, which is a good thing! Your student is right, they are all very lucky to have you over there. There are not many people that give 110% to their job all day, everyday. You are one of a kind with a BIG heart! Not only do you mean the world to Harrison, but you mean the world to me too. I am very lucky to be able to call you my brother. Thanks for being such a great role model. I love you and keep up the hard work.... believe it or not.... it does pay off!

Anonymous said...

How sweet of your student to tell you that....to speak the truth to you. They ARE fortunate to have you, as will anyone in the future be. God knew you needed a pat on the back from where it counts....the youth you are ministering to. I know God smiles down on you and is well pleased.
I am well pleased, too! Love you, MOM

Anonymous said...

Kermit, how awesome. this just made MY day.
see! you are an amazing youth pastor.....God is using you beyond what you even realize.






(i'm still gonna punch you though)