Monday night we had Robb Bennett (my older brother) and Karen Bennett (our mom) present during the Bible Session. They started off with an 8 minute video telling a little bit of my brother's story. Then he showed some of his scars, gave the gospel message, and he and my mom finished up by answering questions that were asked.
This was also our first night of offering free pizza, which is something we plan on continuing to do on the last Monday night of each month. I'm hoping to have a guest speaker for each free pizza night, so if you are reading this and feel the call of God on your heart to present to our youth, give me a call or email me. Let's talk and get you on the calendar.
This week we had a couple of adult guests who aren't usually with us on Monday nights... Deb Shelton (the mom of one of our skater's as well as our newest board member) and Ben Lunsford (Youth Pastor at Avondale Bible Church). It was great to have them there for our first guest speaker. Ben ended up inviting Robb & Karen to his youth group this Wednesday night to present their story. If you would like them to come to your church, youth group, women's group, conference or Bible study, please email Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm looking forward to working with Ben on the possibility of having a skate night in his neck of the woods once a month or so, and as always, it is a joy to have Deb on our team.
Skaters - Please remember that your personal study questions are posted on the blog each week, are worth 2 points, and should be turned in to Micki on Skate Night.
Special thanks to one of our skaters for donating $5 to help keep us going. His heart and support is greatly appreciated. As many of you know, times are tight. Any financial support you can lend, from 50 cents to $50, will help keep our doors open. Our average monthly costs are $500 including $25 per night rent, fuel for the van, insurance for the van, maintenance for the van, skate night insurance, and pizza/pop/snacks. This does not include obtaining more grind rails, ramps, and fun boxes to keep the youth interested and grow the ministry. Donations can be made via paypal (email@example.com) or on site at skate night.