Please pray for me now, and at the hour of my death... but ESPECIALLY from 7:00pm tonight until about 7:00am tomorrow because I will be at
the lock in!!!
Now, am I a saint because I am taking time out of my busy schedule to spend 12 hours with these youth? Or am I a glutton (for punishment) because I'm taking time out of my busy schedule to spend 12 hours with these youth? Is it a both/and thing and not an either/or thing at all?
Because of the way the age groups break down amongst the kids (children of seminary students) the lock in is open for all 5th-12th graders and they are allowed to bring one friend. There is no RSVP or registration deadline. They bring all their paperwork with them when they come. So, we have no absolute idea of how many kids we are looking at showing up. We've heard from the kids that come to the youth room regularly if they are coming or not, but not if they are bringing friends. The youth that don't come to the youth room all the time... Well, your guess is as good as mine, really.
So, yeah. I'm going to be busy this evening (of course, I love lock ins, and so I think that might be something that makes me think I'm more of a glutton than a saint). So, remember me kindly in your thoughts and prayers. I'll let you know if I make it out alive.