With an olympic theme, their theme verse was 1 Corinthians 9:24, 25 "Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible."
James and I had an especially nice time that week for a few reasons. One being, the new youth pastor and his wife were newly weds and had gone right into the ministry, like we had. So it was neat to spend time with them and be able to encourage them in the ministry. This was their first VBS to put on and they were happy to have helping hands! Since James had done a couple in the past, he had all his materials to help out. After the decorations were all set up, it was time to get ready for the kids to show up!
|Registering the kids.|
|James preaching on the final night|
After all the kids were signed up and registered, they marched into the auditorium to kick things off! I was able to help out with registration, keeping track of points, skits, taste testing the snacks and altar call work ( my favorite!). James led the song services, preached every other night, and filled in wherever else he was needed. There was another missionary family there as well, the Lyons family to France. Bro. Mike Lyons also preached on the nights James didn't. Each service was kicked off with songs! And James did a great job getting the kids excited about the night!
|James with the young man he helped lead to the Lord, Bryan.|
|Me with the young lady, Maria far left that I was able to help lead to the Lord.|