Day 3 of VBS was another success! Although the older kids didn't attend because of a country mandated meeting, we still had a great time. We learned all about walking straight with him by loving others through our words and actions. We talked about listening, being respectful, and being honest.
In the assembly, Chris made a set of balloon ears to go along with our lesson on listening and obeying. The kids have all thoroughly enjoyed watching his balloon ministry and it's been so fun to see his gifting being used well!
In our classes, we made disguises while talking about being truthful and a set of paper plate ears during our listening lesson. The kids all looked ridiculous (and cute). It was pretty hilarious how proud they were to show off their props.
Because the older kids didn't come, the younger kids had a harder time focusing. It took some ingenuity, but we managed to hold their attention just long enough to get to the end of the day.
After VBS, we went about the home as usual: washing dishes, helping prepare dinner, hanging out. There is always so much joy here. No matter what is going on, there is always some one singing, laughing, or playing near by.
The girls helped us prepare for tomorrow's craft. Cutting out hundreds of things sure does go faster when you've got 20 people working together. When we finished, I randomly drew the silhouette of one of the girls with the glow of the flashlight on the wall on to some construction paper. I thought it was just something silly to do and had no idea what was coming. Every single person in the home as well as a lot of the staff came through to get theirs drawn too. An hour later, I was finally finishing up. It was so funny. The kids thought the drawings were hysterical, especially of other people. Especially when their hair is sticking out crazy because of their braids.
I can't believe that tomorrow is our last day of VBS. Here are some things you can pray for:
- our last day of VBS we are learning about loving God by serving others and telling others about God's love
- for receptiveness to the message of our newness in Christ
- for sweet goodbyes with the kids in our classes and our teachers
- pray for our relationships with the girls to continue to grow during the rest of our time