Just a quick post on what I've been up to for the last week...VBS!! My church has put on a VBS every year since I can remember, and it has always been a highlight of summer for me at least. When I went to VBS as a kid, I loved participating in all the activities such as crafts, games, Bible Story Time, and snacks. But even as a Guide I love helping "my kids" work together as a team through all the same activities I remember doing as a "VBS kid" a couple years ago.
Games: I love coming alongside them and encouraging them, as well as cheering them on during games. Sometimes our team doesn't win, and sometimes it does, but my goal at the end is to make all "my kids" feel like they were the best despite anything.
Bible Story Time: I want "my kids" to be able to learn a lot during their time at VBS, and having a Bible Story every day helps that a lot. This year we learned about the Armor of God that protects Christians from the fiery darts of Satan.
Snacks/Memory Verses: I'm not exactly sure what they learned from snacks, except maybe some manners...but the memory verses were very helpful. :) "My kids" would recite the verses from memory to me and I would give them as many prompts as they needed as well as a prize when they completed it.
Crafts: The crafts were very fun, because not only were they able to bring something home to remember this year's VBS by, but the crafts were designed to go with the theme. This helped "my kids" remember what we learned that day. I especially remember the last day's craft which was a foam sword. The kids had a lot of fun slashing at each other with the swords, but no one got hurt because, after all, the swords were only foam.
Hope you had fun reading about what I've been up to. :) Over the next week my family and I are going on vacation to Penial Ranch, so I'm going to be exempt from any blogging for awhile. Just thought I'd at least warn you all... :P
See you next week with a report on how our vacation went! Have a great week! God Bless! :D