Monday, February 14, 2011


Outreach went awesome.
Every door that was knocked on my street planned on coming to Sunday School.


We were able to convince a mother that she should send her son (who rarely comes due to her needing his help to sell at the flea market)


I was able to talk two kids into coming who the week before said they were now "going to their mom's church".
We spent some time at the Laundromat (located in our neighborhood). I think we are going to start visiting there regularly.

You would not believe the number of families there with their kids.


they are stuck talking to you (at least until their laundry is done)!


I still need to learn Spanish.


Come Sunday morning we had 4 kids from my street.


We should have had at least 15.

Our overall route number was good, and the overall total for the Blue Bomber was excellent
BUT, I could not help but feel disappointed in myself.

I guess that's what happens when you work the bus ministry.

It all becomes personal.

This is my street.

These are my kids.

Am I doing my absolute best to reach them?

{because if I'm not reaching them, who is?}

Route 3 = 27 kids
Blue Bomber total = 133

Monday, January 31, 2011

2011: A few changes

...To Route 3:

Ben Bella = New Route 3 Bus Captain
{note: he deserved it after willingly wearing this at our Commitment Service for 2011}

New Team. There was a major reorg in the Blue Bomber Crew as a whole. As a result, we lost a few team members and gained a few.

We now have 12 members on our Route.

The last half of 2010, our numbers were not "anything to write home about." In fact one weekend we had 1 kid! As a whole we averaged around 15-20 per week.

Some of our goals as a Route this year:

~To make sure that EVERY kid living in our neighborhoods are coming on our bus.
~To expand to a new area.
~To spend more time connecting to our kids every week.

...To The Blue Bomber Crew:

All teams were downsized in order to run more efficiently and to help support changes in our Gym's structure.

There is now a "Home Base" Team that supports all activities taking place in the gym. All activities will be rotated weekly to keep kids excited about coming.

Some of the things the Home Base team is setting up in the gym:
a station for girls to make felt flower and feather headbands,
and an Arts & Crafts center for puppet making and coloring.

Random Blue Bomber Fact:

Took the youth group to Hollister a few weeks ago. While in the restaurant a group of kids tagged the Blue Bomber (one of them was caught by our brave bus driver and later arrested for public intoxication while on probation). Luckily it was done with oil based markers so everything came right off.....

but HOW DARE THEY!!!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Can we just scratch 2010 and ALL of my flakiness?

Let's start over.

While I will NOT commit to blog every week.

I promise to blog on a regular basis.

Is all forgiven?

After seeing this how could I not sign up for The Blue Bomber Crew in 2011?

More to come....

Last Sunday = 26 kids