Come celebrate God's work from this past week's "Weird Animals: Jesus Love is One-of-a-Kind" VBS! An amazing week filled with a lot of fun as well as powerful lessons on faith.
Below are some pictures, some of what we learned, and just a few of the praises and ways we saw God work (at VBS we call them "God Sightings"). After you check them out, we invite you to share some of your own.
Help add to the stories! Whether a volunteer, parent, grandparent, or caregiver, what did you hear or see? Leave a comment below with your praise, story, or even just a thank you.
Just a few of our "God sightings":
Total kids: 142 (increased by 42 from 2013)
Many kids invited friends this year!
Professions of faith in Christ: about 35
VBS Offering: about $320 for clean water in India (Operation Kid to Kid)
81 families total (20 more families than 2013)
72 Kids from Outside FirstCov
Generous giving to help provide T-shirts (each child) and a VBS song CD (each family).
Volunteers: 87 (& many more who gave donations, prepared things, etc.)
And we are reminded that numbers don't matter unless God is working in them.
What Did You Do This Year?
If you didn't make it, here is a little of what we did.
Along with old favorites like games tied to our themes, Bible story time, and great actions songs, we had new additions of the Imagination Station and the KidVid Cinema.
Our Bible stories included:
Jesus heals the ten lepers.
Jesus reaches out to a Samaritan woman.
Jesus washes the disciples’ feet.
Jesus dies and comes back to life.
Ananias bravely helps Saul.
Daily Bible Points
Even when you’re left out…Jesus loves you!
Even though you’re different…Jesus loves you!
Even when you don’t understand...Jesus loves you!
Even though you do wrong…Jesus loves you!
Even when you’re afraid…Jesus loves you!