Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tasty and Fun Outreach!

Yes, Sunday morning came early.  Especially, after being awake through much of the night, reading!

If you read yesterday's entry, you'll know that I did some calling for Pastor B, of the small group I help with from time to time.

Originally, I planned to only help with calling, but over the past couple of days, I decided to actually participate on Sunday with the group.  In fact, T & J, two (2) of my grandsons decided to come with me!

My daughter P, and some of her family weren't feeling well and decided to not participate.  My daughter B was tied up, also.  But, as I mentioned, two (2) of her sons decided to join me.

Usually, Pastor B would hold church service at 4:00 pm, at a family centre located on Bloomfield, in a part of west-side Windsor, that is a rather poor area.  Today, was different.

In fact, Pastor B's whole schedule has been different lately and will be over the next approximately three (3) months.  This is a story for another time.

Instead, at 6:00 pm, the group planned to have a Taco and Games Night, and not a church service.  Area residents had been invited to attend.

Usually, I bring salad or dessert.  This time, being tired, I thought I would just buy cookies and bring them with me.  Instead, after my regular worship time at my church, I dropped by a grocery store and bought flour I knew I needed.

I baked five (5) dozen muffins; that's 60 muffins!  In one afternoon! lol  Praise God!  His timing is always perfect!

Since I had quite a few bananas in my freezer, I decided to bake banana muffins.  I don't know for sure why I accumulate them quickly, but I feel it may be because I'm still not used to buying as a single person.  It seems I always buy too many bananas! 

Since I don't like to eat them, once they become darkened, I place them into the freezer to use for baking.  Like I did on Sunday!

In any case, joining me, my family and others who met for the fun time, was my friend J (from Victoria-Greenlawn Cemetary).  I was glad she decided to join us.

Hopefully, everyone had a good time.  It appeared so.

After eating dinner together, Pastor B divided the group into three (3) teams and each team decided on a leader of their team.  I was nominated team leader for my team.  My friend J was nominated team leader for her team.  And team three (3) had their leader, whose name I just cannot recall (I apologize!).

Normally, at the end of his worship meetings, he plays a game similar, using Biblical info, but not for this fun night.  Instead, Pastor B used a secular trivia book.  After all, our group did not consist of all Christians, but some were unbelievers, being Muslim or of other faiths.

Even being in competition with each other, I believe all teams enjoyed themselves.  For sure, I know my friend J had a good time, bantering with the fellow seated beside her, who was actually part of my team!

In the end, my team won.  Both my grandsons and other people were on my team.  All received a bookmark gift to take home.

I praise God that both my grandsons want to return, for the next gathering planned later in the month.  In fact T, my eldest grandson, told me he's willing to help Pastor B, in his quest for outreach to the neighbourhood.  Thank You, Jesus!

Until next time...

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