Monday, January 28, 2013
OK, first of all, I wrote this blog earlier today yet it has mysteriously disappeared so if this should happen to post twice, I won't be surprised!
It's been a crazy busy day today. We had our first day back at Good News Club today and it actually went a little better than I expected. We were short one adult volunteer and we were anticipating a 3rd youth volunteer but everything worked out just fine. A lot of kids are out sick I think but we still had around 75 or 80 there. This is the first time I've taken a lead roll instead of just doing music but it felt pretty decent. I think I'm working with someone I could really like so the team is off to a strong start.
I had planned on going to the funeral home because a gentleman from our church lost his mom. Unfortunately, by the time I got home there wasn't much time, and my car was being kind of stupid. I can't keep it running and I don't know why. I don't think it likes moisture very much; my problems always happen when there's a lot of rain or snow.
After I got back this evening, I called an old friend. She had been stranded with car troubles earlier and I wanted to make sure she'd made it home. She recently left the church we'd previously attended together and I got a chance to ask her about her decision. She tells me that the pastor lied to her and several others in the congregation about different things and several people have left the church as a result. This is my dilemma: I like this pastor's preaching and have attended worship under him several times on Sunday nights, but I don't know if I can sit under this man if he's being dishonest to his congregation. The question is do I ask him about it? A part of me feels like he deserves to tell his side of the story, but asking him means we're engaging in gossip and that doesn't seem right either. I'm not transferring my membership, but maybe I should keep the kids out of the picture until I know the truth. Really wondering what others would do because at this point I don't know what's right.