"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this; to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
~James 1:27

Monday, August 8, 2011

First Day of VBS

Today was our first day of VBS!  Whoot! We had about 60 kids at VBS, so we were able to split up into 4 teams. VBS started off with an opening of singing and prayer, and then Patty lead the Bible story for us. We are so blessed to have her with us to teach the Bible story. After the Bible story, the teams split up and 2 of the teams played games outside and the other 2 teams did crafts inside. For games we played some relay races, and for crafts, the kids colored space ships and space gerbils and made mobiles. 

Coloring space gerbils
 After about a half an hour they switched. After games and crafts, we ended our morning with snack time. Everything went really well and I think the kids really enjoyed themselves. We did too!

John, Kaylah, and Elijah hanging out!

Carolyn practicing her Spanish!
 We were planning on having a second VBS in the afternoon in Baeza, but that didn’t work out so we are just seeing where God will put us in the afternoons. This afternoon Elijah, Brie, Kaylah, Cameryn, and I were able to share God’s love with more of the children. We took a couple of children to the hotel and sat outside and colored pictures and ate lollipops. What a treat for them!

Coloring pictures and eating lollipops!

 Later in the afternoon we went for a truck ride on some of the back roads in Borja and went down to the river again and of course saw more cows and a horse.

The river is cold!

Sitting by the river
We ended the day with a devotional and we each shared our favorite story about Jesus reaching out to others. It was awesome to see other people's perspectives on some of the stories of Jesus. It was a great day!

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