Monday, June 13, 2016

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

 I volunteered to work in VBS this year at our church.  The theme is "Ocean Commotion" the story of Noah and the Ark.  All the helpers have navy blue tee shirts, and the kids shirts look like tie die oceans.


 I'm working in the "Craft" department with several others.  We are making "ocean bottles" with oil, water and blue coloring.
 
 We also made "Light houses".  Lots of cutting and gluing and sticky fingers. HaHa.
 Tables are set up for tomorrow where we will be making little sailboats.
They are really cute.  But that means helping the children paint, and put together their sail and learn the memory verse.
 Each of the craft workers got a "Faithful Servant" apron and name badge.   Ready to go to work!!


After the flood subsided and the sun came out....the promise that the entire world would not be flooded again was the "Rainbow".  This is hanging on the wall in the craft room.

It was a great first day.....but I'm pooped!  Sure I'll be rested and up and ready to go at 7:45 AM tomorrow.

22 comments:

  1. I love VBS. I loved it when attending as a child and I loved it as an adult teaching, doing crafts, acting, directing, you name it I did it. I'm so glad you are helping out. It's an investment in lives. You have a cute theme this year. I remember doing Jonah where I got a friend of mine to play Jonah and we made a huge fish that the kids could walk inside of.

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    1. Something very special about VBS. I, like you were involved as a child, and then as Pastor's Wife, did all the rest as you did. It's interesting that my dearest came to know the gospel and accepted the Lord at a VBS closing program his cousins were in when he was about 11 through the Wordless Book. The rest is history.. 50 years being a Pastor.

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  2. I loved VBS when I was a kid too. If I could attend yours I'd enjoy it too. what a wonderful way to teach.

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    1. Oh Janet you would love the songs too and all the motions...to Ocean Commotion...HaHa. It is a wonderful teaching tool. The kids love it.

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  3. Wanda, You are such a wonderful lady...always helping people. I love the crafts. Blessings, have fun. xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie..I guess God just decided to wire me a "helper".

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  4. Cute! Those sailboats are especially adorable!

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    1. I can't wait to make them. So much fun. Can you imagine all the sticky fingers I wiped when we were through. HaHa

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  5. Good for you. With your creative bent and patient heart...those kids are going to love you.
    Our Breakaway begins next Monday.
    Dave's doing security and I'm helping with snacks.
    Just 1 week this year. These bones get weary!
    Besides, Mark will be visiting at the same time. That will be the pick me upper for each day...(:0)

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    1. I meant to say that I really like the Team apron too.

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    2. Yes, Sue God wired me a "helper" as I mentioned above. I have always loved VBS. Isn't that apron cute. Hope we get to keep then.

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    1. Thanks Christine...I love doing it.

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  7. Love the Rainbow !!!! Genesis 9:13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. A promise of God ,not a symbol of pride !!!! Lately in the news and social media etc I have seen a lot of rainbows, I think these days children are being mislead of the TRUE meaning of the rainbow(PRIDE) ...the word of God is the truth and what a blessing for VBS is for children so they can learn the truth !!! Great job on the Noah and the Ark theme !!!

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    1. Pati ~ thanks for sharing that Scripture...I saw a double rainbow in Santa Barbara years ago...it was marvelous. Such a beautiful symbol.

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  8. Looks like fun will be had by kids and adults alike. Sweet sailboats. When I saw the bottles I thought of something else. It would be fun to have a message scrolled up in a bottle. Either a scripture verse or a loving wish for someone unknown.

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    1. Great idea, we did that one year in another VBS with the message bottle. This time the point that was being made, is oil and water don't mix, and neither does sin and righteousness. It separates us from God. WE taped the bottled tight so we wouldn't have oil and water everywhere..HaHa.

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  9. I just love you!!! Everyone does!
    Last night was the very first time the quads went to VBS! Amber said they loved it! The last three years I have said to myself, "I'll work in it next year!" I said that again this week!
    Long years ago we had VBS during the day and I did, indeed, work in it every year. Great things happen in VBS!

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    1. I love you too, Linda...I think we could be two peas in a pod. Wish we lived closer I'd be following you around everywhere....VBS one of my favorite things in this life!!

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  10. Bless you for helping! I just don't have the patience for children.....but we are all blessed to have people like you who can teach them.

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    1. Many, Many, Many years of experience. Have been involved in VBS for 60 years +.

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