Crazy Girls peeling the onion. I strongly suggest investing in matching Young Life headbands for Fall Weekend. Patrick, the guy who used to lead our Mariemont team, got these for us and it made it so easy to track down my girls.
Us at the Junkyard Wards. Kids all got to destroy junkyard cars with bats and crowbars, spray paint and screwdrivers just for fun and a little competition.
Jaclyn, Amy, Ally at the top of Pete's tower. I am way underdressed here. It was freezing.
Lined up ready for War games. Notice the red tape on everyone's belly. The point of this game (Naval Warrior, pun intended) is to rip the tape off of people's shirts who are on the opposing team. Needless to say people get hurt, but people have fun.
Speaking of getting hurt. Note: i did not mean for this to turn into a second blog for today.
The people who ran this fall weekend will remain unnamed, but they chose to "invent" a new game for war games that could quite possibly be the worst idea in Young Life history, and there have been some bad ones even in my 6 short years. They instructed leaders to all get in a big corkscrew "circle" with our elbows locked and then proceeded to explain TWO ways that the game would be played. One rumor was that we were supposed to try and fight our way out of the crowd of kids surrounding us, the other was that kids were supposed to tear us from this corkscrew of leaders. Either way, we were standing and at the sound of the air horn, chaos ensued. High schoolers, not knowing any better, proceed to push our whole group from all sides which results in everyone on to of everyone else. The female leaders had placed themselves in what we thought would be a strategic position, the middle inside the men. This backfired because one we started they were all on top of us. I have a MONSTER sized bruise on the inside of my right thrigh and a twisted neck as a result. People had broken feet and hyper-extended knees, as well as broken toes and border-line concussions.
And I wonder sometimes why people question me being in this ministry...haha. Just kidding. It hurt, but we lived. and I don't think they'll try that game again.