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Saturday, January 22, 2005

On the Road Again

Hi there everyone! Long time no email - but had another funny story. This one takes place at a junior school with a group of 13 year olds, in a galaxy not so far away...

So we had just finished a short drama where the four girls on our team are in a car trying to decide on the quickest way to McDonald's. One character is apathetic, one is indecisive, one is a bit anal and the last is blind. After all having a turn behind the stearing wheel, they eventually end up in the ditch. The point of the drama is about how much your attitude toward decisions is important for choosing a direction for your life. However, when I asked the audience what were some of the main points they got out of the sketch, one brave young man raised his hand and shared with such a conviction, "Women shouldn't drive."

Let's just say that his parents probably will never have to worry about their son dating too young. Hopefully he's made it home safe.

In other news, we have purchased a mini-bus! Its a long, white, 9-seater diesel beast of a van, but it will get our team around this year and in the years to come! We are leaving Walsall tomorrow evening to go to Litchfield, so please pray for our safe arrival (more specifically, the van's safe arrival).

So with that then, I will bid you all adieu until the next hilarious insight some brilliant child throws out at us!

God Bless you all!
~Alycia DeLong

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Hey there everyone! It's a balmy day in England (rainy) and we've just reached our first-week anniversary of our trip! We've been in about 5 different schools, done youth group, church services, kid's programs, and a whole lotta eating!

Straight to the funny story of the week:

Saturday morning we were handling the children's program at the church for kids between the ages of 4-11 years. After presenting a short funny drama about how gaining money and other stuff really can't give you true happiness, Jana stood to give a short speak about the skit. She asked the children, "What is something that you really, really want?" To which a sea of small voices responded with their various desires: "A barbie"; "A dog"; "Candy" and so on. Then Jana asked, "Well, kids, do you know what I really want?" Without missing a beat a small boy emerged from the audience and called out, "A boyfriend!"

I missed her point after that.

We leave Walsall on Monday and head to Litchfield for a week. Please pray for us as we are trying to buy a small 9-seater van for this trip and the new LifeForce Base. We are sorting things out with insurance (woo hoo).

I will write again as soon as I can. Until then, God bless you all and take care!

~Alycia DeLong