Wednesday, August 19, 2009

VBS Day 2!

I realized I failed to mention our Felida Spontaneity adventure on Monday night. We went to take pictures at the Lakeview sign, but we also drove up Black Cap (correct me if I am wrong about the name) mountain and got the most beautiful view of the town and surrounding area. You could even see the lake. God's timing was so perfect, after we scared the life out of the girls driving the Expedition backwards down a very steep and narrow cliff, we arrived at the view point right at dusk, and got to see the sun set. Ahhhh. Thank you, Father, for that little extra bonus.

Tuesday was the start of another fantastic VBS day. Again, the "Felidian's" were faithful to help out where ever they were needed, and lead specific rotations, taught lessons or did the extremely tasking job of being a crew leader. Megan had a GREAT time corraling the preschoolers into an older elementary style VBS, and she and John had to get really creative to find ways to engage these little ones during games. They couldn't even track with basic relays. Needless to say, there was a lot of "Follow the Leader" going on for the rest of the week!

What was really cool about Tuesday was that we got to put on our first night event- a fun night for the Junior High Students of Lakeview. Our kids planned and prepped for the whole thing, with get-to-know-you games, food, more games, the Lifehouse Skit, a message about keeping the distractions in life from pulling us away from Jesus, and a creative worship time.

During the Creative Worship- the students were put in small groups and given paper and markers. They were to draw something that helped them refocus on Jesus- and then the papers were taped up on the wall. It came out very cool, and I really hope it showed the kids that worship is about more than just standing up in church and singing hymns. Worship can and should be done any where and at any time. God is just that cool.

All in all, another fantabulous day- and a time of recharging I think for everyone. It was so cool to sit around during the debrief session with our kids and watch God light that fire in their eyes for what He can do. Working for Him is so amazing, I don't know why we ever forget it. We were DESIGNED for this- living and breathing Jesus. No wonder we all went to bed smiling- there is nothing like knowing God is smiling at YOU.

"The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands." Deut 28:12a

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