Our 2009 Vacation Bible School concluded this past Thursday night, June 11. We had a fantastic week!
Our total enrollment this year was 168, and we had nine children pray to receive Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord! Just knowing there are new citizens of God's Kingdom makes all the work and preparation worthwhile! In addition to that, countless seeds were planted in the hearts of children, youth and adults that God will use in the days and years ahead to draw people closer to Him.
Words cannot begin to express the thanks I feel as a pastor for all the hard work done by so many to make VBS possible. It is a huge undertaking to have VBS, and to provide a class for all ages - including preschoolers. We are one of the only Vacation Bible Schools I know that still offers a preschool class to the public. But what a blessing to see these precious children having their hearts and minds filled with stories about the love of Jesus!
I want to thank everyone who worked so hard to make VBS a success! Thank you to all of our teachers and workers who taught and guided the classes. A big thank you to the kitchen crew who prepared wonderful meals all week, working long hours to do so. To our office staff and directors, thank you for spending months in preparation and planning. To our van drivers, thank you for making it possible for many of our children to attend by faithfully picking them up and taking them home each night. To our clean-up crew, thank you for unselfishly cleaning up every night so the building was clean and ready the next day. To our photographers, thank you for taking over 2,000 photos and putting together a wonderful video showing the sights and sounds of VBS!
Most of all, we want to glorify God for His power and guidance in the planning for VBS, and for working in the hearts of people to make the week a wonderful success!
VBS 2010 will be here before you know it! We'll look forward to what God has in store for next year!