Monday, March 2, 2009

A Daddy-Daughter Mission Date!

Ok, so how many of you have ever heard of GA's?!

I spent the entirety of my childhood going to GA's, Girls in Action. From age four till about fourteen I was constantly involved in one way or another. The best way for me to describe it to you is that it's a lot like Girl Scouts, but while they sell cookies, we raise money for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, or the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. We learned all about missionaries in America and all over the world. We prayed for them and sent care packages, wrote letters and prayed some more! I absolutely loved it!

Plus, I loved my GA leader! LOVED her. LOVE her! She is, without a doubt, like my "other mother". She has prayed for me since she knew I existed, and I absolutely adore her! She was my sister's GA leader, then my brother's (yes, he didn't have anywhere to go but GIRLS in Action!), and then ten years later....she taught me! And she's still leading GA's today!

So I am oh so very excited because this weekend Mrs. Candy, my lovely "other mother" GA leader, is having a GA sleepover and I get to go!!!!!! My Daddy and I get to go together! He's telling the girls all about his mission involvement (Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Kenya, Romania, Belarus, etc.) on Friday night, and then I get to spend the night and talk about my Mexico and Moldova missions on Saturday morning! I'm so excited! My Daddy and I get to go talk about missions together and I get to be a GA again! I absolutely cannot wait!


Anonymous said...

Your brother gets laughs still on the fact that he was once a GA!

Anonymous said...

LOVE Mrs. Candy!!! She's such a sweet, classy lady! GA's seems like another lifetime almost! Have fun this weekend!