For the past......umm....too many to count.....years, our family has participated in Lads to Leaders and Leaderettes Convention in Atlanta. It is a lot of work but worth it! My kids have or are learning to overcome fears that I still have not addressed. My stomach does somersaults when I get up in front of just a few people.
My 6 year old stood on stage this year in front of probably 50 women and 30 girls to lead a song. This was her 3rd year to do it! Shoot....last year my middle child had the guts to get up in front of ladies and lead Paradise Valley (definitely not an easy song)! My son...well...he is the reason it's too many to count. His first year to participate was when he was in 2nd grade...he is now in 10th. Today, he will lead a song, do a devotional or speak in front of our home congregation. I truly believe it is due to the training that comes from L2L. I am slowly learning to face my fears.
If my kids can do it then so can I!
Just a few highlights from the weekend.
Ella participated in Oral Bible Reading, Song Leading, Scrapbook, Good Samaritan, Know the Books and Centurion of Scripture.
Laney participated in Song Leading, Good Samaritan, Know the Books, Puppets, Scrapbook and Bible Bowl.
I would show you several pictures of my son but it wasn't cool for him to be seen with his mommy and daddy (except when it was time for food).
So here is one of him during the Bible Bowl. He also participated in Good Samaritan and Scrapbook.
My parents were able to come with us this year.
My dad may just upgrade from newspaper Sudoku to this
Here is all the participants from WRCoC.
We had a great time and look forward to next year!