Every other Wednesday night, I lead a program at our church called, 3D Girls. This is for girls, ages 6-12 where they come and we focus on 3 D's - digging into God's Word, creative disciplines (cooking & crafting), and drama & music. This year is our smallest group ever, as the other girls have all aged out and are in youth group.
There are times when I get tired and discouraged and feel like my time with this program is over. Yet, I love these girls. The group this year have particularly difficult things going on at home. They also have a much harder time staying focused on anything so we have to keep things moving fairly quickly with LOTS of activity. It's been neat to see the transformation that has been happening over the year though.
I love when I hear things like, "This is the best thing in my life." "I love 3D Girls." "I can't wait to come!" They are already asking about next year.
How can I stop doing something that is so important? For some of the girls this is the first time they are hearing anything about God. This is the first time they have even opened a Bible. This is the first time that someone is actually teaching them to do something like cook.
So my 2 helpers and I will keep on working with them. They've definitely won a spot in our hearts! We only have 4 more times to meet before the closing program and we break for the summer. I'm going to miss them!