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Gold Lions Update – 05/23/10

God blessed the Gold Lions with 35 riders in attendance on Sunday–a significant drop from last week, but it’s not too bad considering that the effects of summer are already being felt even though it’s not “technically” summer yet (because kids still have one more week of school).

We had a problem right from the get-go:  Two kids decided to be outright disrespectful to the workers and myself.  I was initially opposed to having to take them back, but their defiance became more than what I could stand, and we took them back home.  We even had to wait until mom got back from the laundry place.  This is the first time I ever had to do something like this.  Not even as a worker did we ever resort to this.  I’m thinking about not letting them back on the bus for a time, because this is not the first time they caused trouble.

Sunday I had the privilege of teaching Bro. Robert Graf’s class.  Even though we’ve been through Exodus already, I taught on the call of Moses.  I hope the kids liked it.  Apparently, I am also kinda long-winded.

We gave the kids the cookies I had been saving since last week (the Sanders family bought fudge bars for all the kids that time).  Buying cookies from Family Dollar is turning out to be a good alternative for weekly promotions.  I really hope we can raise enough money to get our bus tag and thus get a pizza party, though it seems very unlikely seeing how we barely have $30 (and the goal is $150).  We still have a week to accomplish this.

At the time of this writing, I still don’t know if any of my kids landed in jail or how the other buses fared.  I’m also toying with a few ideas for our bus.  I still believe we have the bus with the greatest potential in our fleet.  We’ve overcome so much to get to where we are, and we haven’t seen anything yet.

~My Two Cents

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Gold Bus Update – May 16th

Normally, I update on the same Sunday the results in our bus ministry that day, but now the news are making their transition to the Two-Bit Special.  On the 9th, God blessed the Gold Lions with 45 riders, and on Sunday we had 46.  It is a great blessing to see our bus recuperating from the low numbers that crippled us during the Arlington to Anchorage Bus Race.

We also had a boy get baptized from our bus.  His name is Devon Thibodeau.  His siblings Jacob and Brittany Tamez have also gotten baptized from our bus.  They are great kids with a lot of potential that seems to be hampered by a difficult upbringing.  Once the mom had to remove them from our bus because of a problem that arose with their other brother, Simon.  I’m happy that they are back, but don’t you know it Simon got in trouble again on Sunday.  When Brittany and Jacob got baptized, Simon got in the trouble that caused him to be kicked out.  I see a sad pattern here, clearly the devil’s work against our bus.  We’ll see how it turns out as Saturday comes around.

Tiffany Yazzie is gone for the summer, and in her place we have Sarah Salinas helping out.  The Sanders family are a great help and asset.  Joshua and Brooke are nice kids and like to participate in the bus.  Twice now the Sanders have helped us with our bus promotion by buying fudge bars (the first time I didn’t even have anything in place, so it was a great blessing).

I really don’t see us raising enough money for the bus tag.  I don’t think we’ve been pushing this enough.  Hopefully this last week we’ll have the funds we need and get that pizza party.

I love seeing our faithful riders come every week, like the Mitchell girls (little Sarah turned 4 last month so she’s been riding for a few weeks now) or a girl named Daniella.  It was also great to see some new faces, such as a boy named Ian (his mom stopped me last Sunday and was very much interested in him going) and two Puerto Rican little girls that I met on Saturday visitation.  They hadn’t realized that they’ve been to our church before on the Purple Pirates.  I’m sure they meant no ill will, but they were quick to point out that they beat us at some contest we had before (grumble grumble).  I told them how lucky they were to be on the best bus at TBC now.

If you work on a bus or Sunday school ministry, how was your day on Sunday?  Leave a comment on the section below and don’t forget to share!

~My Two Cents

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