Tuesday, March 16, 2010

You make worthy of love and beautiful

Wow, so Emily and I had the amazing opportunity to lead worship and to lead the bible study sessions for the 3rd-5th graders at a girls weekend in Winnsborrow, LA. The weekend was called Pure Freedom and consisted of pouring into the girls' lives about purity,God's love,and true beauty. It was truly an impactful weekend for the jr.high/high school girls: there was alot of opening up and hearts being poured out to God at the foot of the cross. I truly think some relationships with the girls and their mothers(who were also there) were built up and strengthened from the time they got to the church until the till they left,and I'm hoping the girls continue to work on their relationships with their moms.
I think i counted like 27 girls&moms total.
Emily and I had 8 3rd-5th graders in our group that we kept up with for the weekend. Those girls were
awesome,hysterical, darling,and crazy all at th same time. they were great.

One girl specifically was the coolest to me: Analise. she was 7 and in third grade cause she skipped 2nd grade. she was too cute with her long brown hair,tiny stature,and cute little glasses. she was my favorite. she loves to read,twirl around constantly in circles, and she has her life planned out at 7.
"I'm not going to date boys yet. I'll start dating at 18,and then at 22 I'm going to become a teacher and THEN i might get married. But boys are silly anyways."
i love that kid. ha, one of the girls,Rachael,3rd grade, informed me that she had a boyfriend and he cheated on her so then she cheated on him and so they broke up,but now they are back together and "we're working things out real good,we really are,we workin em out"
(what on earth does "working things out" consist of when your 8??haha)

so we tried to do a little "dating" damage control:
Mary:"i have 3 boyfriends" Italic
Me:"um,yeah that's most certainly illegal and you should definatly break up with all 3 of them like,right now."
Mary: "but they're all so cute!"
Me:"im sure they wont look to cute when they are all mad at you for cheating on them!you dont ever date more than one person at a time.EVER."
Mary:"aww man.."

Im hoping something from our messages got through! they seemed to all retain the info really well though.

God is so amazing, how he uses people. I cant believe he used me to do this! I mean really, his ways are soo above my knowledge.
He used
this chick, me: I used to hate everything about myself. I might have had the most obscured vision of what beauty really was.
But then I finally realized the way God sees me and how HE made me beautifully,and
I shall accept no ones opinion of me that does line up with God's opinion of me,even if that opinion is my own.
He used me to take what took me forever to learn and share that with other girls and help them realize that WE ARE BEAUTIFUL through Christ Jesus. WE ARE fearfully,and wonderfully made!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVED Annaliese too!! She was sooo freaking cute!!