|What a Feast, Ribs, Wings, Fruit Salad, etc.|
|Boys love to eat|
Now I have to say they were not 100% on, but close enough I kept my word and had the entire group over for a feast.. It was amazing. The food, which took me all day to prepare was amazing. Now if you know the island people, they know how to eat and I was worried that my feast would just be a snack to them. So I worked all day to prepare the feast.
And I have to say if you can get a group of teenage boys to read their scriptures everyday for a month they deserved a feast.
I prepared ribs, my favorite way, Mexican style, that is placed in a deep pan covered with a wonderful red chili spice blend and baked for hours at a low heat. The best part is the sauce that is served over rice. And the ribs are so tender you can eat them with a spoon.
I also prepared chicken wings, BBQ ribs, and of course a huge fruit salad. For the beverage I did fresh strawberry cream, I think they drank 4 gallons. There was so much food and according to island culture they eat until the food is gone. It took a couple of hours, eating, laughing, and strengthening relationships. After the food was gone, they got up and were ready to leave, what were they thinking, I didn't invite them to dinner to eat only.....
|AND EAT SOME MORE.|
|Is it going to be good.....|
|Yes, it is good. Oh my.....|
So they all got up to leave after cleaning up and I asked them where they thought they were going. Home of course. They were happy and content.
"Come into the house and get comfortable in the living room" I said with a huge smile.
"I have a couple of things I want to talk about".
How could they refuse, I had just fed them a feast of a life time, they could not just leave. I had them right where I wanted them, in the front room, comfortable, and perfectly ready to listen.
What happened next was the most wonderful evening I have had. These well fed boys and I discussed the scriptures openly and we were not only physically feed that night, but our spirits had a feast also.
Food is so powerful. It can bring us together, and open hearts to learn and feel deeper things.
Yes I have been know to stoop to bribery, but all for the end result. And I am sure I will stoop again and again, but I don't feel guilty and so far no complaints from the bribed...