Breathe, Monica, Breathe

I have mentioned that I am in charge of vacation bible school at church.  This is my first year of a three year term.  It is the largest thing I have ever planned.  This church, which I love dearly, is dying.  Our congregation is mostly seniors and about 20 members pretty much are in charge of everything.  Everybody wears multiple hats.  I had been attending for 8 months and a member for 5 when I was nominated to take over the largest outreach this church has.  That ought to tell you something.

Everybody says they are behind me.  Everybody has encouraged me and praised me when I have done good.  The same few that do everything have pledged to volunteer.  I thought it was going well.  I did an "adopt a croc" fundraiser that brought in more than I could have hoped for.

I put an insert in last Sundays bulletin with a tear off section.  I am throwing a volunteer "fais do-do" to get the rest of my volunteers.  Feed them red beans and rice and get them all fat and happy and then show them DVD clips of kids just loving the program and snare

I got ONE tear off section in the offering plate marked with 2 to attend.  That was from the chairman of the Christian Ed Board.  I almost fainted.  Without volunteers this VBS will not happen.  I am hoping that people just didn't notice the insert because there was something printed on the back as well.

I am in a near state of panic and I imagine this all spiraling out of control and not happening.

I gotta go pray.

3 Responses
  1. SciFi Mama Says:

    Step back, deep breath, relax. This is going to work out just fine. I know you'll find enough volunteers. If not enough show up to your dinner, stand up in church and ask for more. I know you, and you ARE NOT shy. Unless you've had a complete 180 since junior high, high school & college, you are organized & creative. You will be able to pull this off. That's why they nominated you so quickly after joining the church.

  2. Monica Says:

    Aw, Angie, that was exactly what I needed. Thanks!

  3. Amy Says:

    Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way, so that God will speak to the hearts of those in your church and bring you more volunteers than you could ever have imagined...

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