I cannot believe that our VBS is over already but it went so well! All week long we have looked at different aspects of godly character. Today we taught the children about loving others by serving them and telling them about God's love. Our main bible lesson was the story of Jesus calling the disciples. The kids had a great time in the assembly watching Jen and a few of the team mates act out the story during the Bible story time. For craft time, the kids made crafts with fish on them to remind each of them to be fishers of men.
After VBS we had a big "talent show" with all of the kids. Each of the classes got to perform a song and a memory verse. They all did a great job. It is always amazing to see how well and how quickly the kids can memorize portions of scripture. One of the sweetest moments was when one of our boys Ronald led his entire class in the scripture song. Just knowing where he's come from and seeing him leading kids from his class was just phenomenal!
After the talent show, we got to feed the kids for the last time and had a thank you talk with the translators. They were such an integral part of our VBS and we would not have been able to do anything without them.
This evening, we had a birthday party for Mackley, our pastor's son. It was a packed house! Friends, family, our 30 people team, and all of the boys from our home came. It was a nice time of just relaxing and eating A LOT!
Tomorrow is our last day here. We will spend most of it with the boys in our home. Pray that we would "end well". Pray that we would make the most of the time we have here left. Pray for us as we leave. Goodbyes are never easy. Pray for the health of our team. We have several who aren't feeling great and need to feel better soon!
Thanks for your prayers, love, and support!