This year we had a great turnout for VBS! It started on a Sunday evening and went through Wednesday evening. Our theme for the week was The Incredible Race! We averaged over 40 kids in attendance each night and almost that many volunteers!! Aaron and I had the special privilege this year to be able to sit back a little and just enjoy it! There was a great team of leaders that did all the planning, prep work, decorating, and leading of Bible School this year. Our personal involvement was probably the least it has ever been (on the planning end of it). It was such a blessing to see the church body work together like it is supposed to and we had a wonderful VBS as a result!! One child came to accept the Lord for the first time and five re-committed their lives to Christ. It was a fruitful VBS and a joy to attend. We had a nursery for the volunteer’s kids and so I was able to go around and take pictures all week and then help Aaron two nights while he did the lesson time. Out mission project this year was the Race to End Hunger. The four teams (red, blue, green, and yellow) collected can goods for our local food pantry all week for a total of over 820 cans!!
One of our storytime volunteers. (This is Jonah ;) The kids learned about courage with David, obedience with Jonah, forgiveness with Onesimus’s story, and being faithful to run the race with Jesus.
And of course my kiddos had a great time as well. Here they are doing one of their favorite activities . . .snack time!! (These were little jell-o cups with gummy fish at the bottom for the day we learned about Jonah.)
If you will notice the orange cones in the top left corner of this picture. . . ALL WEEK! Isaac would go over there and say “clean up!” and he would stack the cones one on top of the other. I would tell him he didn’t have to clean these up and put them back around the tree. I wouldn’t even have them spread back out again and he would say “clean up!” and start stacking again! . . . I guess I should be thankful ;-)