I guess I left you hanging a little last weekend, since I had only gotten through one of our three events. #2 was a ministry event for Wings (www.wingsministry.org). We visit different prisons around NM and put on a party for the inmates and their families. It's always the same schedule--opening games and singing, a Bible story (Anne's favorite is Noah and the Ark), craft time for the inmates and their children and discussion for the families, then food and more games.
It's always amazing to see the families together. Some of them haven't even seen each other or interacted in years, and even if they visit regularly, the parties are a much more relaxed atmosphere than regular visiting. Now that I'm not nursing a child, David and I take turns helping out at the parties (no volunteer children allowed). While it's not easy to spend one of our weekend days apart, it's always encouraging to help these families have a chance to spend a weekend day together.
They are always looking for more volunteers and support, so if you're in the Albuquerque area and are interested in serving, let me know!
The membership lunch at church was the last thing on our weekend plate, and it was pretty low-key. We weren't in charge of anything, just helping, and it was fun to see the variety of food for the potluck. So, we survived, and it's been nice to have not much planned this weekend. Except for a 5K race!