20 Aug 2006 Ministry Change
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God has started teaching me a few new things lately. I know He’s got a lot of work to do in me right now. I’m excited and nervous at the same time. I know it wont be the easiest times, but I can’t wait to see God’s work.

Tim and I got a new devotional to do together each night before bed since we finished our first one. I really love that time together, and this new devo is really challenging me, Tim too I think. It gives us discussion questions and an application after each devotion. So last night we were challenged to pray for each other every day specifically for 3 prayer requests that we gave each other. We are suppose to pray for those every single day for the next 30 days and see how God moves. I am really excited about this to not only see God move in our marriage, but to see our marriage grow stronger.

I have really enjoyed reading one of our youth’s blogs. Lexi has such a sweet spirit. She is constantly looking for ways to challenge her faith and strengthen her relationship with Christ. She has really become an inspiration to me. I love commenting on her blog and getting comments back. It’s started to be one of my highlights of my week.

Our church has been asking for children’s ministry helpers for a while now, ever since I can remember. Everyone was asked to pray about it and see if God wants us to step up and help, so I did. I went to our youth leader meeting last week, and sat there looking at all the help the youth ministry has, which hasn’t had to ask for volunteers. I didn’t commit to doing small groups this year because I didn’t know what I would be doing this semester, actually I still don’t know. So now all I have been doing with the youth is talking to the girls at church and online, which is one of my favorite things to do. And I’ve been sitting in on the youth Sunday School to put another adult and a girl adult in there. Well, small groups is well covered and on Sunday mornings theres usually Tim, me, and one or two other guy leaders.

So with praying about the childrens ministry and looking at the ministry I’ve been active in for the last couple of years, I am switching ministries. I want to teach elementary school, but ever since I’ve been in college I’ve helped out with the youth. I’m bummed that I don’t have my own classroom right now, but I know God has some amazing plans for me. So I stepped up and became a helper in the 3rd/ 4th/5th grade Sunday School classroom. I’ll start next Sunday and am really looking forward to it. I will get to hang out with elem students at least once a week. I am going to watch the main teacher teach next Sunday to see how he usually does it, and then I’ll lead the next lesson.

I think if I had my own classroom right now then I probably wouldn’t be helping out the children’s ministry. I’m bummed to not go to the youth Sunday school class, but I’ll still be able to keep a relationship with the girls through aim, blogs and occasional phone calls, and seeing them at church. I’m also missing the fact of working side by side with Tim in his ministry, but this moves me into a different relationship to help Tim. Now I can help him behind the scenes in ways that I couldn’t help before by being one of his volunteers. This is what I have wanted to eventually do, but it’s still hard leaving a designated time with the youth. I’ll still be around though…I am still the youth pastor’s wife! 🙂 So that’s gotta give me some type of priveleges! 😉

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    ROB EVANS, THE DONUT Man, children’s entertainer and minister converts to Catholicism. See his story on EWTN Journey Home program
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