Vacation Bible School 2020

    This past week at VBS was amazing! We saw God show up in many ways. I began working on VBS in January, before any of us had any idea that the world would change in a matter of three months.  I had picked John 16:33, as our theme verse, which says, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  Fast forward to June 2020, and that verse was a beautiful reminder that God already knew exactly what we needed to hear.

I had about three weeks to plan, and gather volunteers to make VBS happen in a few short weeks. God brought people to me, and in the first week, I had the same number of volunteers signed up to help, as we did kids attending.

I decided on a science theme. Not before long, a science teacher in our church jumped right in to help.

Another volunteer quickly took over all the games, and another quickly built a giant catapult, for the kids to throw items across the parking lot. Which was a huge hit.

The first day of VBS was last Wednesday (7/22), when we opened the doors, each child that walked in was beaming ear-to-ear. We learned the story of Esther 4:9-16 and during a Bible story, one of the children prayed. He thanked God for allowing him to see all of his friends again.

 Many of the kids recognized the power of prayer and that God answers their prayers. Another child told her leader she was "only able to come for three days (it was only three days long) so I will be back on Monday". One of the little preschoolers said, “I want VBS to last 100 million years.” There were a lot more numbers in her request.

We used a science experiment on Friday called "Elephant Toothpaste" to illustrate the need for Jesus in our lives. In this world, we add things like entertainment, sports, and money to our lives, but none of those things cause any change.

It's when we add Jesus, there is an explosion in our life because He changes us from the inside out. When we added the last chemical to the experiment, it exploded and shot foam up into the air. This experiment and analogy stuck with the kids.

On Sunday, when we watched the recap video and saw the experiment again, the kids reminded me of the analogy and how Jesus is all they need.

 

Thank you all, for your faithful prayers and support.                Megan Shores 

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