Monday, May 7, 2012

Bible Competition 2012

All I can say, is that I'm sooo glad that is over!  This past weekend, Ebenezer had a second grade group and a fourth grade group, plus one individual competitor going for the area of Bible Memorization at the Free Will Baptist competition in Albany.  Those boys have practiced diligently for months on end to learn their parts and get in sync with each other.  We were so proud of their willingness to be part of something that represents Christian faith.  They stepped out of their comfort zone by agreeing to speak in front of a room full of people and judges with all eyes zoned directly to them...... My stomach was in knots, and I thought I might throw up at the thought, so I paced outside the door until they were done! :)BTW, you could tell they were so out of their element by even wearing a tie!  Good grief!  They flipped, pulled, and played with them for the first hour! Good thing I brought an extra, because, somehow, Colby demolished his tie (that wasn't even ours) within about 10 minutes of having it on (seriously!).  *See two different ties in the pictures*  Ugh.....  these are backyard, barefoot kids fo' sho'! :)

Here are the second graders that Colby was working with......
We were able to see the judges sheets after awards were completed on Saturday.  They received a perfect score in the area or memorization, but they fell short with presentation.  As expected, they were nervous and fidgety so they lost marks which knocked them out of 1st place.  Only first place could go to Nationals in Nashville, but it was a good experience for them.  We are so proud of their efforts!  There isn't a magic switch to turn off the nervousness.....just takes practice.
It was a very long day for those boys, but they represented our church and the Lord well! :)


Lacy said...

What an awesome experience! I know you are vrey proud of him!

MiMi said...

So proud of all of them. For their very first time they did good. And it gave them some experience for next time. ( I can't believe you couldn't stay in & watch!)