Sunday, February 15, 2009

My Favorite Volunteer...


...would have to be my husband. I couldn't do my weekends, let alone the rest of my week, without him. Not only does support me throughout the week by listening to all my stories, giving me feedback on my ideas, working hard at his full time job and washing most of the dishes, but he also sacrifices his days off to help at church. He runs the slides in Bridge 45 during the first service (and plays hearts on the computer the rest of the time). He's a division leader second service in Adventure Mountain (K-3rd). He welcomes kids, looks out for the loners, assigns small groups, escorts boys to the bathroom, and takes care of the occasional (or in today's case, regular) discipline problems. And then to top the day off, each week, he carries my coat and my purse (although the purse is carefully cloaked under the coat) downstairs to patiently wait until I'm ready for him to haul our 45 pound crate of registration materials back to the office. But he doesn't just volunteer for my ministry--he also runs slides and leads a small group on Tuesday nights for our college/career group, and leads our young & marrieds community group.

We've learned a lot over the past (almost) three years about how to avoid burning him out. And more than that, I've learned a lot about submitting to my husband despite having the more dominant personality. Morning Star is blessed to have him at our church. I'm blessed to have him as a volunteer. But most of all, I'm abundantly blessed to be his wife.

3 comments:

Christy said...

Praise the Lord for the "Mr Children's Ministries" in our lives! I'm forwarding this to my husband with a note of appreciation for all he does in our ministry!

Empty Nesters said...

Way to go, Nolan! Dad always loved being my side-kick! I know how important it is to have a great husband supporting you in ministry....physically and emotionally! Cute photo!

Robyn said...

Aw, that's soooo sweet! Thanks for the wonderful post, Jill!

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