Sunday morning is the day that we have to wake up at 5:15am to set up for church. Since our entire church is portable (meaning we don't own the venue; we rent it), we have to set it up every Sunday. It's not like America where there's acres of unused land where you can just purchase, chop down some trees, and up goes a church building. When one outgrows their previous venue, there's really few options available as far as expansion goes. So...we rent, meaning we take about 2 hours to set up everything, run sound check, do a run through of the service, have breakfast, and then do the service. Then, after service is done, we take it all down again and pack it away until the next week.
That being said, it is quite important that we start on time, specifically in Matt's case, reason being that Matt has the only key to the store room where all of our decor and equipment is. Well, as usual, Saturday night, we set our alarm, go to bed at the late hour of 9:45, and snooze away. The next thing I remember was Matt's cellphone alarm going off, only it wasn't the alarm, it was someone calling him. As I opened my eyes, I saw that the sun was up. You know that horrible feeling you have when you put 2 and 2 together and realize, "Wait a second! The sun isn't supposed to be up when I wake up!" It's like the pleasantries of waking up to the sun only to realize two seconds later that you were supposed to be up a LONG time ago. That all went through my head in about a half of a second, followed by Matt saying, "Rachel! It's 6:15, we overslept!" The guys from church were calling us wondering where we were, waiting for the key to the store room! Oops! Needless to say, we got ready at hyper speed, probably quicker than ever before on a Sunday morning.
All was fine, but it was just one of those mornings where you have no idea how you overslept, but you did.
Anyway, Matt and I are going to go on an adventure today to search for whales! We saw some yesterday but they were very far away; hopefully today we get a better view.
Also this week we're going on a retreat to learn about how to be better Small Group Leaders! We're very excited about that! And then next week, we start training our InsideOut Small Group Leaders! Lots of exciting plans on the books for Matt and myself. We will continue to update!
More pots later...I have some good ideas for posts brooding in my brain, and I'm sure I'll have some exciting stories after today's adventures!