This past Wednesday instead of our regular Jr High service, XChange ministries went bowling!!! Four solid hours of bowling and laughing with some awesome 7th and 8th graders. My favorite part of the evening was being able to spend time having conversations with my girls. There are so many of them on Sundays and Wednesdays, and you want to be able to say hello to everyone and check in on them all, and it's just not possible in that short time. So this was a great chance to hear a little more of what's been going on in their lives and to continue building relationships.
One thing that has been a hard adjustment to life and ministry here in Los Angeles is the fact that everyone is so spread out that it's difficult to be involved beyond just Sundays and Wednesdays (when we're all in the same place). These kids drive up to an hour in any direction to get to church. It's not like we all live in the same town...in fact, the majority of my small group girls live 45 minutes away. So needless to say, getting together with them is somewhat difficult. It was nice to have some hang out time with them! Here's a pic of a few of my girls. They are great and they love Jesus!