Today was Thomas' first time walking up front! He went up with Marissa and they were up there with the alter boy and one other young boy. The minister, Bo, started talking about friends. He said Jesus had friends, they were called the disciples. He asked the kids, how many disciples were there? He turned towards Thomas, who promptly responded while extending his fingers as if to count on them, "Probably three or four." Needless to say, that drew quite a laugh.
After getting the right count on record, Bo proceeded. Do you guys have friends? Who are some of your friends? Instead of responding, Marissa just grabbed Thomas and started hugging him. There was an audible "Awwww" from the congregation.
Bo went on: one way to get to know and be friends with God is through the bible. Do you have a bible? Thomas jumped in: "No, I don't have a bible." He does by the way. "But we can get one at the store."
Marissa made a comic book today. Here are the pages:
This is the virus, though I'm pretty sure she initially called it an octopus. Those are gems that the virus is after.
Here, the virus is starting to collect the gems.
And now it has the gems and is happy!
Then, trouble is brewing and lightning strikes (I think).
And the virus meets "certain death". Though the story has been revised a bit where the virus doesn't actually die. It sort of turns into orange juice and slips away, escaping certain death.
So it was a pretty eventful day with the kids today!!