It started with fundraisers.. and more fundraisers.. those ended with a celebratory night at the movies seeing Toy Story 3 after our last talent show. Having raised all of the monies necessary to go to National Youth Gathering being held in New Orleans, all our kids could do was wait.
July 16th could not come quickly enough and so the kids met up at church on the 15th for a lock in.
5:00 am comes awefully early but they were on the road.
13 hours later they had arrived along with pretty much everyone else.
25,000 youth and adults together in the New Orleans Super Dome
It was an amazing week of mass events, community service, Bible Studies, Speakers, Skits, Concerts, and sight seeing.
Even the Skit Guys came out to play with our youth.
There is more to be sure, but for now… I’ll leave you with this face. D-man came back exhausted and too wired to sleep. I can’t describe it other than to say he just “glowed.”
Photo Credits: Sonja Schneider and Melinda Miller.
Post written by Deana O’Hara for Redemption’s Heart, July 30,2010. All rights reserved.