Monday night's MOTO was a riot, kind of weird, but pretty sweet. One, Flava N8 was missing, so that kind of felt funny and a bit empty. But Mike Willis was there and so that was really cool and we all had a great time hanging out. Anyway, we played a few games with some plungers, yes toilet plungers, which turned out to be some sort of crazy obsession. The students became obsessed with wanting the plungers and went crazy when we announced we might give them a chance to win them at the end of the night. We ran out of time and didn't get to giving them away and so I got yelled at because, "we really want the dang plungers!" We did have a great time though and Ellen took care of the message time, where she did an awesome job sharing her story and it definitely connected in a great way with the students. I had some really good download time with some of the 8th grade guys, where one of them instilled some very wise thoughts on the Christian journey. He was saying that Christians seemed to be getting a pretty bum wrap at school and from what he hears, pretty much any where. But he has noticed that a lot of it is brought on ourselves, because there seems to be an awful lot of people that are quick to announce there Christianness, but not too quick to live it out. So he says, "Maybe we should just start living what we are and what we believe and stop talking about it so much." Awesome kid, awesome thought, and awesome if we can take it to heart. I've said it before and will continue to say it, youth ministry is such an incredible place of learning about the heart of God and I'm sure I learn more from them than they get from me. God is sooo great!