Our teenagers showed up in great numbers to lead in worship. They danced, sang, and did all the hand motions, with great joy and enthusiasm. Our young people assisted in activities, teaching, craft creation and overall oversight of the schedule each night. They are in the mountains on retreat this morning continuing the “Jesus is Our Strong Foundation” motto. They will be back this afternoon to join us at the Church Picnic and Baptism Service. We all love our students and know that God is working in them and through them to advance His kingdom here at Grace.
How about the backdrops, classroom décor, and overall atmosphere established inside our church during this year’s VBS?
All of the decorations were donated to us from other churches. Following this year’s event, we will pass them on to other churches in the area who will be having their Vacation Bible School’s later on. The “Concrete and Cranes” theme has brought churches together helping each other. We have saved a good amount of money by just participating with other churches this year.
Saving money, creating a visual atmosphere, enlisting volunteers, teachers, leaders, as well as getting children to participate is largely due to the way God has led and used our two Vacation Bible School directors – Carol Childers and Phyllis Simmons. These are extraordinary ladies. They are both called by God to minister to children. They are tireless leaders. They go the second and third mile. They get the job done. God has blessed Grace with these two women who have answered the call of God to reach a new generation with the truth of the gospel. Praise God for Carol and Phyllis along with all the adults and young people who made this year’s “Concrete and Cranes” a week to remember.