Joe always likes to be early unlike his wife who tends to get places just on time or a little late. We were early tonight. An hour early. And that was even stopping at church to get chairs and signs for our table. To be honest, we left very early because we didn't know how rush hour would be. And we did sit on I-95 for awhile at one point.
We set up our table in one of the resident halls. It's a new building and it was VERY nice. The chairs along the walls were very comfy. I know because Carolyn and I sat in them knitting through most of the night. Our table was right under an air conditioning vent and it was cold. It was warmer sitting against the wall. And we had time to talk.
After we were there for about 45 minutes Pastor Ralph and Carolyn came in. It was so great that they came all the way from New York to do this with us. It helped a lot.
We didn't know what to expect. We prepared for about 100 students and I think there was double that amount. I am hoping someone out of all of them would be interested in coming to help us set up a youth ministry. Or even do some worship music. Or just come to be a part of our congregation. At least we got our name out there. I had bought 100 little notebooks and pens with our names on it to hand out as a give away and they were all gone and more people were coming to the table.
Joe said he was so happy to get the chance to sit with Pastor Ralph and talk to him between people coming to the table. He said he is enjoying getting to know him and he thinks Pastor Ralph is going to teach him a great deal of things. He is so looking forward to working with him. He was talking about the time he spent with him all the way home and all through dinner.
I think it was a really productive evening. I'm so glad we decided to do this.