Thursday, December 13, 2007

Youth Christmas Party at Our House

Tonight we had our youth group Christmas party. We were estimating about 30 youth and in total we ended up with 38 or 39. We had a GREAT time! We cooked a huge chicken stew on the wood stove as well as hot chocolate and apple cider. The smell in there was like walking into a log cabin in the woods on a cold Christmas Eve.
We played lots of games and had tons of laughs. The room really created an atmosphere of simpler times with no roaring tv or video game in the background. The only thing you could hear was the fire crackling and the youth laughing, having fun and enjoying each other. It was all about relationship. At the end of the night after bellies were full and games were played we all stood in a circle and prayed. It was wonderful.
One by one they left to go home and each one came up to me and gave me a hug and said thank you....I hope that one day when they are reminiscing about Christmas pasts they remember the youth party that they had where there were no modern technologies in the room just a wood stove and people they love and cared for. I hope it helps them realize material things can come and go but friendships are forever.
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5 comments:

Doris & Dan said...

Sounds like a great evening!

Keep smilin!

Dara Caseley said...

Deb that's awesome! Paxton said she had a great time... thanks for hosting!!

Janet said...

It sounds wonderful! I think I need to come to your next party.....:-)

redmaryjanes said...

It sounds just wonderful. What a great experience for the kids.

OziMum said...

Sounds like a fantastic party. Simple is always best.