Just When I Thought It Was Safe

At yesterday’s Easter service at camp, I was in charge of running the PowerPoint slides up at the front of the amphitheater. I find it distracting when people are up front shooting photos at such events, but of course, we want to take those pics anyway. I also wanted to take a quick video of everyone singing. I thought I had a good opportunity with the opening little chorus because I didn’t have to change the slides for that one and I could get that distraction out of the way and regain focus on the meaning of our presence there together.

So, I set the slide in place on the screen and I whipped around and quickly panned the crowd with the video running. Unfortunately, I had no idea that Dayton had already been cutting up while sitting next to his buddy. Not long after this his mother gave him a loving, parental slap to the back of the head (amid gasps from the Mexican mothers nearby), and she also gave him a new seat assignment. Your kids never do this right?

Well, Dayton is a big fan of Mr. Bean. If you’ve never seen a Mr. Bean episode, just watch Dayton. He’ll introduce you to him. It’s funny sometimes. However, it’s not particularly funny during a worship service (unfortunately, Mr. Bean has a hilarious episode in a formal Anglican service), and especially not when Dad is trying to get a nice video clip of the beautiful sight and sound of Mexican believers raising their voices in their worship and praise to God.

Instead of editing him out, I edited everything else out…for your mutual pained, enjoyment (You can tell he wasn’t paying attention nor did he even know the words…a poor lip-syncher stinker! And yes, we wear Angry Birds to Easter service at camp! We’re hopeless missionaries!):


About alanbeth

What’s up? or rather, ¿Qué pasa? Hola, I’m Alan. I’m a missionary living in Mexico. We have a heart for MK Education and so we teach at a local Christian school with MK students as well as nationals and foreign students as well. I occasionally write or have a pic to share with you at my blog, Knowing Your ABCDs, which you can read with a click on the button above. You can read my blog with a click on the button above.
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1 Response to Just When I Thought It Was Safe

  1. ken says:

    He even grinned like he was busted not knowing the words!!!!


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