This week was Inside Out/Backwards Night. Just another reason to dress crazy and be silly! :) 

During Counsel Time, Ms. Betsy presented the pet of the week: IGUANA. This is not exactly a common pet but it has some interesting characteristics. Iguanas have exceptional eyesight that allows them to see shadows, colors and images from very long distances. One especially unique thing about them is that they have an extra eye – it’s called a parietal eye. It sits on top of their head between their other two eyes and it’s photo-sensitive. This extra eye keeps them safe and protects them from predators. We opened our Bibles to the book of Mark and learned about a man named Bartimaeus who got “new eyes” from Jesus; he was blind and, upon asking for Jesus’ help, he was healed. We talked about how, even though we only have two human eyes that are made to look forward, we can ask Jesus for “God eyes” that allow us to see things from a different perspective. Sometimes when things aren’t going our way or we’re having a bad day, it can be easy to focus on the bad things; but if we use our “God eyes” it can help us to focus on all that we have to be thankful for and the blessings that God has bestowed on all of us. We can read the Bible to look back at the many times that God helped and healed and the promises that He makes. Ms. Betsy challenged the clubbers to tell three different leaders something that they are thankful for. Ask your child if they did that!

For the first time EVER, we had a tie in the points calculation. Congrats to the GREEN AND YELLOW teams for being the winners this week! The stage was quite crowded during the victory dance!

Next week is PJ/MOVIE NIGHTThe clubbers were told that they can wear pajamas and robes and bring stuffed animals. We are asking them NOT to bring pillows, sleeping bags and not to wear slippers (they will still be doing some games outside so they need to wear tennis shoes).

Also, if you took home a card for the Christmas Gifts in Mexico and have not yet brought your wrapped gift, please bring it to church this Sunday or to Awana next week.

Have a great weekend!

The AWANA Team