It's the most wonderful time of the summer...

Long before summer starts, the planning for Vacation Bible School begins.  I don't know the half of it, but the directors of VBS at Central Baptist Church are absolutely amazing - not at all unlike the Amazing Wonders theme that celebrates various natural wonders around the world. 

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.


Debbie said...

I'm laughing at Sarah's toes and trying to picture her being so very careful not to get it on the skin. She was probably very proud of herself, wasn't she? So funny to me.

And Sam's plane is awesome. I never had a helper husband for VBS. Of all the things he did, VBS wasn't one of them.

Debbie said...

Back again.

I understand that there is some heavenly rejoicing in the herd of Sheps! What a praise!

Anonymous said...

Um how did he make this airplane would like to know for my church's VBS

Jennie said...

Well...since you asked SO nicely... ;)

Basically he covered an inflatable boat ($5 from Walmart) with bulletin board paper, created the bi-plane wings out of cardboard and paper towel holders, and the propeller was more cardboard covered in aluminum foil. And he used duct tape. A LOT of it.

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