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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

VBS

Did you attend Vacation Bible School ever as a child? Boy, I don't know if you've noticed, but it has changed a lot since we were kids.

My sisters and I laugh that when we were kids, it was just a whole week long Sunday School with snow-cones. Now, there are all these elaborate themes, coordinating merchandise, videos, musicals...

My how things have changed.

Well, theme or not, I made my personal commitment to Jesus Christ through VBS the summer before my 4th grade year. And then, as a 6th grader, again it was in VBS that I remember having a new and profound (at least as profound as a 6th grader can be) brokenness for sin in my life that drew me closer to him.

Vacation Bible School was integral in my decision to have a personal relationship with the God of the universe and my Savior and King.

Now, as an adult (kind of) with two children of my own, I am a VBS director along with 3 other precious ladies at my church and both our Preschool and Children's Pastors. I love VBS so much because I have personally experienced what an impact it can have on a child. And I love seeing how much fun they have with these awesome themes and everything that goes with it.

This is my 3rd year in this position and I wonder if I will be able to pull it off again next year or not. We'll have to see how exhausted I am after preparation this week and VBS next week with also working my regular 25-ish hours on top of it all.

I may be fairly grumpy by next Friday.

So, all that to say, if you don't see me around here very much, then that means I am still trying to round up 3 more teachers for the spots we STILL have open.

Or I'm off to try to work for a few hours and not stink the place up too bad.

Or I'm hoping my son takes a nap for the babysitter in the afternoons.

Or I'm shuttling my princess to soccer camp in the evenings.

Or I'm just asleep standing up.

But man, I just LOVE VBS!

3 Comments:

Cristel said...

i think it's awesome you have such a heart for it and i know God will use your passion for His glory! i'll be praying for you friend!

Martina said...

I miss working at VBS :( I didn't really like going. I loved working with the kids. Have fun with that!!

The G's said...

I love VBS and have many fond memories. Have a great week and we will pray that everything goes smoothly.