Day 2 of VBS is finished and we had a great day! It seemed like everyone went and told their friends about the VBS because we had a lot more children today. Our day was all about treating others with kindness and representing Jesus well. We had some of our team members act out our bible story for the day. I taught the story of the man who didn't forgive a debt and a modern rendition of the Good Samaritan. The kids were having so much fun watching the Americans being silly.
After the morning assembly was over and once we were in our classrooms, the kids made some crafts and sang through all our songs and verses. All of the kids are great at memorizing things... It's such a sweet sound to walk by a class full of kids singing praises to the Lord.
I asked you to pray for a unique way for us to serve the kids and teachers in the school. Well we got one... we served them lunch today. Instead of the kids eating in their classrooms, they all ate in the church. To look up from furiously scooping up beans and rice and sauce to see hundreds of people enjoying a hot meal is a really powerful moment. For many this was the only meal they would get that day and we had the privilege of serving it to them. Although it was a hectic 20 minutes, it was a pretty great experience.
The teacher training had another successful day and we even had a few new teachers. They continue to be so appreciative for everything. It has been truly remarkable to see how much the teachers cherish each of the supplies that we are providing and are excited to go and use them in their classrooms.
We are at the halfway mark and are looking forward to Day 3! Here are some ways you can pray:
VBS: Tomorrow we will teach the children about loving others with our words and actions. Pray that the kids would hear and understand the lessons. Pray that they would be able to focus during story time.
Teacher Training: Pray that the teachers would continue to grasp the new concepts that we are teaching them. They have already learned so much in these first two days. Pray that tomorrow goes smoothly and that we are able to answer any questions they may have.
Free time: We have a lot of downtime in the afternoon. Pray that we would use all of our time here, even in the uneventful times, to bring glory to the Lord by serving Him and serving others.
Thank you for your continued support and for keeping us covered in prayers. They are being felt!