Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Amazing Day! Today was day 2 of VBS and also the last day of the first group (4th-6th grades). We had so many wonderful things that happened today. More friendships were built and everyone had a blast.
Today we did pretty much had the same schedule without the water balloon fight. There were several highlights that I saw today.
First, we had a child that was dropped off almost 1 hour before our start time (on both days) because, his mother had to go to work. He happened to be in my group so I was able to hang out with him as he waited for the rest of the group to come. He arrived so early, that he was there for our devotional and prayer time. Today he joined us during prayer and I was able to pray for him. During lesson time, we were talking about what we are afraid of and he said, he was afraid of bees, but after hearing the story, he said he was not afraid anymore. He also hit it off with our youngest, Kiyoshi. Since he is an only child, he really adored Kiyoshi.
Secondly, we had an opportunity to meet the kids’ moms and the children got to sing two songs for them. I love the kids’ willingness to sing and participate. Cameras out and smiles on their faces was priceless. They asked if we were coming back next year!
And lastly, I was able to see my (Christine’s) aunt and uncle who brought their granddaughter to the VBS. We had not seen their granddaughter and her mother for over 10 years. Although the granddaughter was very shy, she participated in every activity and enjoyed herself. My aunt and uncle were also able to help us with snack time on both days which was a huge help for us.
Tomorrow we will have a day of preparation for the next group of children, laundry and rest.
Please pray for us as we continue to bond with each other and prepare for our next VBS on Thursday & Friday when we serve 1st and 3rd graders. Please also pray for this church.
Thanks for your support and prayers,