Lads to Leaders is the one of the best things I have ever done for my kids. I was never involved with church or wanting to bible studies when I was younger. My kids beg to practice their speeches/devos, beg to practice leading a song (which I cant do correctly), repeat our puppet script over and over and over and over again….which included Adam and Eve, Daniel and the Lions Den and Pharoah and the plagues. They know what the serpent said to Eve..word for word..they know Daniel’s prayer while in the den…word for word and the know all the plagues in order and what finally convinced Pharoah to release God’s people. They practice and practice their books of the bible. They are writing papers already for next on Will Work Till Jesus Comes. They become close with their christian friends. They memorize scripture. They cant wait to get to church.
While we were there, we heard a statistic, less than 25% percent of kids stay in the church yet 85% of kids involved in Lads to Leaders stay in the church and are active members. Chloe and Daddy…she cant possibly not ham it up for one photo!!
Blake holding his finalist trophy for Speech. He was in the top 6 for Boys Speech yet again, out of 24 boys!! He says HE WILL PLACE NEXT YEAR IN THE TOP THREE!!! I have no doubt he will!
Paul recieving his first ever award! He worked toward and recieved a Bronze in Good Samaritan.
Little Camye waiting patiently after Songs of Praise..even if she didnt place she did a fantastic job leading her song.:)
Chloe, Camye and myself waiting….the judges were deliberating!
Blake recieving 2nd place scrapbooking!!!
We stopped at the “Cock of the Walk” on our way out of Opryland Hotel. It was an awesome restaraunt with huge servings…note to self. I actually ate Fried Pickles and loved them!!! Our entire group stopped….this Lads to Leaders trip was a great weekend of fellowshipping.
Here are some of our awards! I am sure I am leaving something out..but I will try and catch it all!!!! Chloe won 3rd place scrapbooking, Platinum Good Samaritan, Bronze Advanced Puppets, Bronze Advanced Speech, Bible Bowl Finalist.
Camye won 1st place Scrapbooking, 2nd place photography, Platinum Good Samaritan, 3rd Place puppet team!!!!
Blake was soo proud to be a speech finalist. He was up against some FABULOUS competetion. They were sooo good!!! Even though he didnt win, he held up his finalist trophy. Being a finalist meant he was top 6 of about 15-20 other 5th grade boys!! He was soo excited about this, he would like to participate in Advanced Speech this next year!
Camye recieved 1st place in Scrapbooking, which means for the next 3 years she will be in Winners Circle Scrapbooking with all the other First Place winner!!!!
Camye recieved 2nd place Photography!!!WOOHOO!!!! Gooo Camye!! I will post her picture later! I just need to find it….
Lads to Leaders and Leaderettes Nashville Convention 2010 was sooo awesome!!! This was our first year to have a banner and Chloe and her friend Abbie Lippincott got to carry it in this year!!! I think the banner looked great and matched our shirts great!! Here is a picture of the kids that attended!! I am not sure why it is so small!! But adding pictures with my dial up takes me soooo long!!
This year we had 2 puppet teams….8th grade team performing America’s Got Faith.
Okay here is my little update.
Scrapbooks- Did I say last time they were almost done? Well now they are really almost done.LOL!!
Puppets- WoW!! I am so impressed with m y 8th grade team!! They are doing awesome! We are having a little puppet boot camp for the 3rd graders on Saturday afternoon, since thanks to my cousin Stephanie I realized the puppet stage is 12 inches shorter than the regular stage. That will help them tremondously. This is our first year doing puppets..give me a break.
Bible Bowl- The written test is Saturday night..we have been cramming
Bible Bowl team- Chloe, Blake, Caleb A and Abbie
Pearls- Test on Sunday
Speech- Camye is finally reading her in less than 5 minutes!! I had to cut more out. Blake is doing awesome and showing lots of personality. Chloe has decided to redo hers!!!AWWHHH!!! 13 years old is soooo hard!!!
Songs of Praise and Song leading are coming along.
Banner is Sunday night.
Thats it!!! We are having a good time!:):)
Its January and we are wrapping up all those last minute details.
Chloe has finished Advanced Speech this year, I am very proud of how far she has come in the past year. She now volunteers for public speaking, last year she barely looked up from her speech cards.
Chloe and Blake have finished a year of Advanced Puppets, that is alot of work. Tedius work, like setting up the puppet stage…have a new script, having puppets for all..I am thinking I wont be doing Advanced Puppets next year, other than for VBS.
Blake and Camye have done Know the Books.
We are now working on for this year:
Puppets- We have an 8th grade team and a 3rd grade team. And WOW….last night was our first practice but I am very impressed!!
Speech- Chloe, Blake and Camye are all practicing away at their speeches!!
Song Leading- Chloe, Blake and Camye all have their songs selected and are practicing!!
Scrapbooking- Chloe, Blake and Camye are almost done!!
Art- Chloe, Blake and Camye are done!!!
Pearls- Test in February
Bible Bowl- Test in February
and if that was not enough….Blake and Chloe were both chosen to be on a Bible Bowl team, actually Blake volunteered to be on the 7th-8th grade team!!! He is soo excited!! I on the other hand..am thinking…more to do!!!!
For 2011- Chloe and I have committed to reading the bibly thru in a year!!!
This is probably going to be the most boring blog yet…no pictures…!!
I thought I would post what has been going on in the Rogers Household. SOCCER!! I feel we have been eating, breatheing and living soccer!!! We have a new coach this year!!! And to quote Chloe, ” He is awesome.” Last year we won the first game in 3 years….this year The Homeschool Hornets are 3-1-1!!! I am so excited for the kids!!!
Also we have started Lads to Leaders, it seems the kids are doing all of the activities!! Recenetly, the kids have done Know the Books, Good Samaritan, Bible Bowl, Scrapbooking, Mass Media (editorials), Speech, Pearls…I will post another blog just on L2L activites.
And….my mom and I went to Amish Country last weekend, just her and I. We stayed the night and shopped all the next day!! It was soooo much fun. My moms first trip there!! She deserved it! She does so much for everyone else.!!