Saturday, November 22, 2008

VBS 2008- Be an Example!

Little Isabel -her eyes just captivated me!
Well, we have been in South Africa for a week now, and I am happy to say that we have almost gotten the truck repaired completly. We are also blessed that Mercy Air's resident I.T. Specialist was able to rebiuld their internet system after a lightning strike took out the whole thing. We were out to supper when it happened, but those who were here said it was incredibly loud! So, now that we have internet again, I will do a post on our VBS.
Out two weeks of VBS was so much fun- but im glad it was only for two weeks! The kids had so much fun and we all had a blast playing the games, doing crafts, learning our Bible Verse- 1 Timothy 4:12, and hearing about heroes from the Bible. Rick and I were completly exhausted by the end of the two weeks, but it was well worth the effort to see all those smiling faces every day! It was good for us to see how our training and creativity can work here, and we look forward to being able to work with more childrens groups.
We were also really excited to see our schools teachers take ownership and leadership of the many different areas. They led games and singing times, directed the quizzes and helped out with servant hearts anytime we asked them to!
To really do justice to VBS you kinda have to be here- but for those of you who couldnt make the two day trip, Ill post some pictures!Heather teaching a lesson on Esther. At this point "Esther" is getting perfumed and lotioned by her maidens so she can be the prettiest lady in the whole country.(it was really nice smelling lotion and perfume too!!!) Tug of war! Teacher Tito (AKA Goliath) during his death scene. He went all out- it took him like 45 seconds of swaying and groaning and falling to finally die. The water balloon/wet sponge slingshot. This was pretty much the highlight game of VBS alongside the slip and slide. Kim took this job very seriously. She was really good at it too! and... the final results! Everyone gets WET!
Hey pastor Rick... arent you supposed to be setting an example???!! LOL
These kids had SOOO much energy!
Thanks to everyone who prayed for our VBS, and also for our journey down here to SA. God certianly heard and answered all of those prayers in big ways! Please continue to pray for us as we have one more week of errands and repairs to do, as well as taking a day or two to just relax before we begin the two day trip back up to our base! God Bless,
Rick & Heather

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