It was a cool 94 degrees on Sunday so we had the students over to the Wellner house for a water balloon fight and pizza party to celebrate the end of school:) It was the perfect weather for soaking each other!! In Discovery Hour we began a discussion on how to deal with internal conflict in the church. We talked about Matthew 18:15 and how different that picture of conflict resolution is from what the world shows us-retaliation, gossip, bitterness, etc. So at the water balloon party we had the kids line up Civil War style-each team in a line, double deep, with ammo ready. One team could “fire” at a time and the other side just had to stand there and take it. Then the second team could decide whether or not they wanted to fire back. We talked afterwards about what went through their heads when it came to firing back at someone who has tried to hurt you, and if it matters who it is, if you have history with them, if they’re a stranger, all those thoughts. We prayed for those times and those people we have the hardest time not retaliating against-that we would show our friends and family Jesus’ love by how we react!!