X-games

For the past several months I’ve been spending my Saturday mornings doing long runs, so the week after my race, I bundled up on Saturday morning and went to the park with some kids (many of whom were part of our Track Club).

The trip to the park is called X-games, and it’s an informal ministry that’s been going on for more than a decade. The premise is simple: go have fun with kids.

There’s some structure to it; we have relays and do push-ups, and at the end there’s a Gospel presentation. But most of it is just being silly and having fun.

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I used to go to X-games all the time, but this was my first time in maybe a year and a half.

It was great to see the kids, but time has changed things a bit. There were new faces and names I’d forgotten. A few kids have moved, and others have grown up a lot in that year and a half. They’re speaking better English, and a few even have boyfriends…

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Several adults from our church come to X-games each month to help, and one of the leaders used to come to X-games as a kid. Now he’s partnering with some of leaders who were there when he was younger; proclaiming God’s goodness and faithfulness alongside them.

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Being out there in the cold with the kids made me ache to be more involved with these kids and the neighborhood. Seeing them Saturday was a reminder that God is good and at work, and that’s something I want to be a part of.

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Being a stay at home mom is great, but there’s also a temptation to turn inward. My day revolves around David and, in some ways, that’s a very good thing. In some ways, it’s necessary and important and the season of life I’m in. But there’s also balance, and Tom and I both want to show our son that God is at work.

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And there’s no better way to do that than to jump right in the middle of it.

X-games is happening again this Saturday, December 15. If you want to join, contact someone at www.wepc.org.

Photos by Jessie Harvey

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1 Comment

  1. Meredith White December 15, 2012

    What a wonderful ministry! It sounds like there are ways you can definitely be involved as part of your (#1) ministry at home, rather than detracting from it.

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