The church that I grew up in has recently raised enough money to reconstruct its beloved and well-worn youth suite/sunday school class room. Having a youth group of more than 50 kids is of course a blessing for any church, however it can be rather difficult to provide for. For as long as I can remember the place known as the "youth suite" has been in desparate need of a make over. The only places to sit were a few ragged couches that had been donated to the church many years before I was born. The floor consisted of nothing but concrete, and the rest of the space was just that; space. When I heard of the proposal about the renevation of the youth suite I was delighted! Even though I have graduated from high school already and am no longer an actual member of the youth group, I still felt the need to take on a certain amount of responsibility to see that the job got done. After speaking to the youth director and the volunteer contractor, I was assigned the job of senior advisor to the space planning/decoration team and coordinator of meeting times. it was a big job considerating I work full time as a nanny but it is exactually the kind of thing I love spending time doing! It has been a month since the proposal was announced and so much progress has already taken place! Brand new couches have been selected and ordered, sheet rocking has started, floors have been sanded and the overall plan has been approved. It will be another month before the entire project is completed, but with the promise of having a new location for the kids to worship, learn, and come together as a community, everyone agrees the wait is worth while. I am only thankful that I got to have so much say so in the process and that something great will come from it!