This is my response to those complainers who complain about doing the work, then complain about their budgets and missions giving.
Who called you to the easy chair?
Really. I mean, my calling was never to the path of least resistance. I wasn't called to the grey area of average. There is no entitlement card that comes with experience. After 16 years of student ministry, I was excited to inherit a project like our fireworks tent that was proven a success. in fact, we have set new sales record both years I have been in Malvern.
I constantly keep the project in front of our team and congregation to be held accountable in our efforts. We will not work half heartedly. We were short handed and over worked for over two weeks. Our families had to come see us for a few minutes each day just to keep in touch. On top of it all, we wore yellow shirts every day for two weeks!
We make the larger portion of our budget for the year, besides funding two great missions works with our efforts. We put on a giant fireworks show for our community drawing over 1000 people in our rural town.
Have fun in your easy chair. Just know, that is not where God called you to.
Link to the Malvern Daily Record Story about our group: http://www.malvern-online.com/content/view/159167/92/
Link to the Front Page Pic: http://www.malvern-online.com/content/view/159163/