Our family has a new routine on Wednesday afternoons this year. The kids and I meet at church for the afterschool program! Hope and I go early and set up snack for anywhere from 35-40 children and a dozen or so youth. Kyle walks to church from school for youth group and David rides the church bus from his school to church.
I will admit that I was kind of worried about taking on this responsibility each week and planning a lesson on top of all the lesson planning I do for preschool. I have been surprised about the blessing that I have received by participating in this program. I am one of the four or five faithful teachers that have committed to being there each week and I LOVE IT! I love greeting the children when they get off the bus, I love setting out their snack, and I love talking about Jesus with that many kids.
Yesterday we took a break from our regular bible rotations to visit the Connor's pumpkin patch with all the afterschool kids.