What happens when you take a bus load of kids, one big piece of property, and a slightly crazy Vacation Bible School director? (that would be me!)
A whole lot of fun – with a whole lot of Bible teaching!
We’ve been working for months now to prepare to host our church’s one-day Vacation Bible School here at Windy Ridge. My sister-in-law Julie and her two sons came from Chicago the week before to help us transform our property into the Amazon.
I think almost half the church was here on Saturday to help!
Pedro and Jan built a puppet theater and Julie sewed the curtains for it. The youth group kids manned the puppets for us.
We had 3 different outposts set up on the property – each with a different Bible story and emphasis. When you do everything outside you have the unique opportunity to make things real. At each outpost we set up a tent and instead of a cardboard canoe – we used our real one.
You also have the opportunity to use water – real water – and lots of it! We had relays with squirt guns and even a slip and slide water fall.
We played with slime, dug in quick sand, caught piranhas, found buried treasure, and made some crafts – all while learning how much God loves each of us.
We sent the kids home exhausted but grinning from ear to ear!
I was exhausted too – but so thankful that after all the hard work by so many people – an entire bus load of kids heard the plan of salvation clearly presented.
And that, my friends, makes it all worth while.