GREAT Story #2
The second fun junior high ministry story of the weekend is actually the setting of Jaime's golf cart story....our small group frisbee golf tournament.
Each year we host a big frisbee golf tournament for our small groups. We actually have several permanent 'baskets' on our property and have bought a few more portable ones so we have a nine hole course for this event.
My responsibility for the event was to sit at the Tee Box of one hole all day long. When teams came to my hole, I would give them a proposition: Before they saw my throw, they could agree to let me throw my disc on behalf of everybody on their team. After my throw, they would all run to that spot and then each person would throw their second shot, third shot etc. Every team took me up on my offer because most teams were made up of kids who really couldn't throw a frisbee too far, so getting some extra distance on one hole was a good thing.
The second-to-last group to come my way was an 8th grade girls group that was TERRIBLE! They were having fun, but frisbee golf just wasn't their spiritual gift. They quickly took me up on my offer and I lined up for my throw. The basket for this hole was about 100 yards straight ahead but protected by a few trees lining the left side. Up to that point I hadn't really gotten a shot very close to the hole and, actually, had tossed a couple pretty bad shots that may have done more harm than good for the kids on those teams (remember, if you said 'yes' to my proposition, you HAD to take my shot no matter where it landed). The girls were chearing for me as I threw the disc. It took off looking really good. About half-way there, somebody said 'that could go in!' As it passed the trees, my disc took a gentle turn left and dropped right into the basket. It was amazing....the girls were running around screaming, I was running around screaming. Every girl on the team got to record a hole-in-one for that hole. Very fun.
The funniest part of the story is that I'm really pretty poor at frisbee golf....but those girls will never know it!