Monday, July 30, 2012

You did what?

I'm still hearing from friends who wanted to see proof of my crazy VBS challenge....so.....drum roll please....

....When you work in children's ministry, you do random things.....

Like....

Color your hair orange - because they raise $1,000 for the VBS project.


And then sleep in a kool-aid mixture (with conditioner) because the dye only gives you 'red' highlights.... (for the record, that only gave me deeper orange/red highlights..... it took finding orange hair spray one town over, to show the kids true orange hair - like they expected for the closing program.)



You also agree to eat anchovies on the stage..... because the kids continue to raise more $ for the Arkansas Rice Depot..... almost $2,100 total by the final count....

...and because of a great volunteer - the anchovies are turned into a "smoothy" for dramatic effect......



(I'm not sure mixing it with other ingredients helped.......lol...)



(A re-do of the moment snapped by one of my tweens....her first pic didn't turn out, and she asked me to do it again.... not a very flattering pic lol)

But ultimately, the true winners for the week.......


were the 250 kids we helped feed for a full weekend - through the Arkansas Rice Depot's Food For Kids program.....

And the people who will benefit (mainly students) from the 1,000+ pounds of food we collected ....


And through it all, the crazy VBS challenge means.....
--Kids learned to serve other kids and
--Kids learned that adults keep their word (even when it makes them look silly).

Which makes any embarrassing pictures of me floating around cyber space with orange hair worth it.

Besides.... Orange definitely looks better than what I did last year - blue - and the kids are still talking about that, a year later.


So I guess it was worth it again.

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