After months of planning, weeks of decorating, and I don't even want to guess how many hours of prep-work on the part of hundreds of volunteers, it all kicked off yesterday morning. Now, over 700 children will spend five mornings learning about God's Word.
This, once again, is the reason I've been a little scarce in the blogosphere.
Our rooms are supposed to look like Victoria Falls...so we've been decorating -
This is the airplane Sam crafted out of a pool float. (I'm so glad he's on my team...in life.)
Sarah's been decorating too. Her toes. With markers. At VBS. She found the loophole in the instructions from her teacher which were, "Don't color on your skin." She didn't say anything about toenails.
Clever girl. Bad...but clever.
It's been a full week already...and we're only to Tuesday. It's hard to explain, but I'm feeling somewhere in between completely exhilarated and totally exhausted. Tomorrow, the pathway to salvation will be presented to students in grades three and above. Please join me in praying for all of these kids this week.
Lord God, we stand amazed by your power. And we are grateful that You are always in control. Please help the teachers at VBS as we shepherd these children this week and beyond. Open the childrens' ears and their hearts to the message of your sacrifice and love for us tomorrow. May lives be eternally changed through Your Will. In Your Son's Name. Amen.