Yes, I know the title is a mouthful but that is the actual name of the conference that we helped at this week. It has been a very busy but fun week!
The conference is only for 18-35 year olds. Mike and I helped out in the kitchen. It can be tough on the feet but it is fun and such a blessing to be a blessing to these young people that are sold out to God!
Monday’s menu was interesting. Sunday afternoon I found out that they wanted me to make spaghetti and that they had purchased the pasta and Ragu spaghetti sauce. When I told Mike and Sean that evening, they revolted. We decided that we’d donate ten pounds of ground turkey because I knew that I could get it for about $20 at Aldi. Although I struggled with the Ragu and its taste, it turned out pretty good after I added lots of salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, and baking soda.
That wasn’t the only hurdle we had to jump that night though. The kitchen has two stoves. Unfortunately none of the large eyes work! Seriously, every single large burner did not work. It was a trial to boil the spaghetti to feed around 50 people or so.
Wednesday we had another, rather large hurdle to jump. One of the ministers was supposed to grill hamburgers and hot dogs. Unfortunately, the grill was old, greasy, and small. At first he decided it was going to take a bit longer to cook everything so asked if we could cook some of the hot dogs inside. We used some butter and pan fried them and then put them in the oven to keep them warm.
Then he came back in and said that the grill was in such a state that he wasn’t gong to be able to get the burgers done either. After a trip to Sam’s and several conversations, some pans were purchased to and burgers were baked. It was a very odd meal but the group got fed and it tasted good.
We’ve had apples, bananas, yogurt, and either muffins or donuts all week for breakfast. Since there was some shredded cheese left over from spaghetti night and ham slices left from the potluck night, I think I’m going to bless them with some baked eggs this morning. They may not need something different but I sure do!
It has been a great week! They have been super good to Mike and I. The attendees have told us they appreciate us and that makes it all the more fun, to know that we have blessed them.
The church has a nice knife sharpener. I didn’t realize how nice it was until yesterday morning when I used my newly sharpened knife to open a package and sliced my finger. Yep, it’s a good sharpener as more sore cut finger can testify.
Well, I better close for now. Until next time, God bless,