The goal of this session was to prepare a meal for the parents with love.
We met up outside of Trader Joe’s and talked about what it means to serve others with love, especially our parents who do this so well for us. "Love is patient, love is kind, love does not keep record of wrongs." 1 Cor 13
The challenge was to get enough food for 20 people using only the $25 gift card Trader Joe's donated to us for the session. Excitement and a lot of discussion was in the air as the group hunted down ingredients priced in their budget. After a big debate how the money should be spent, the boys decided to make pizza with different toppings and ice-cream for dessert.
We headed off to Phil's house who helped coordinate tasks as our team leader. It took a lot of coordination, time management and communication to finish the meal, but we pulled it off just in time!
The boys cooked and cleaned and ran around the house preparing the special meal for the parents. SO MANY decisions had to be made and they worked together as a team to get the job done.
We went through every position for the boys to give the parents a special valentine dinner experience. We had greeters, seaters, drink pourers, servers, cutters and dessert staff. At 3.30PM the parents arrived and we kicked off the dinner with a thank you and a prayer. The parents got to enjoy an amazing, loving, relaxed candle-lit dinner with Jazz music in the background, and the boys did all the hard work for them.
The boys really grew in their money & time management skills today. They had to think outside the box to use their resources wisely so that everyone had food to eat, and they had to coordinate all the moving parts of the dinner within our 3 hour session.
We're proud of the boys for serving with love and creating such a welcoming environment for the parents! We couldn't make a dinner like that at home for $25 for our guests.