Each year in January our entire missionary family meets for about four days for our annual conference. This year I helped my friend Joy out with the Ladies' Prayer Breakfast. It was a lot of fun designing the decorations and dreaming up the color scheme.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Unsatisfied with simply sitting beneath the tree, she felt compelled to climb it.
Inspired by one friend and prodded on by the next, she, too, climbed the Baobab.
She was sitting back, content to watch until the challenge was given. "If you do it, I'll do it!" Without a moment's hesitation, she began her ascent.
Having thrown down the challenge and watched her friend scale the old tree, it was time to fulfill her end of the bargain. She flexed her muscles and showed her young friends that she was more than ready for the task.
Ahh, the glorious spotlight had turned to her. So she clung desperately to the tree within inches of tumbling to the ground (or merely stepping down, if you must know the truth)!
Not to be outdone, He climbed higher than any one of them.
And so having been spurred on by one another and by the gnarly old tree, they scaled the heights and returned safely to the ground only to walk off into the sunset declaring,
"That old Baobab made us do it!"