Well, it’s that time again… time for VBS! Tomorrow starts our annual Vacation Bible School at Life Tabernacle. This year we are on a mission to become agents for Jesus; agents who trust, unite, train, follow, and lead others to Christ.
Although I am the Director, VBS is always something that cannot happen without MANY other people. This year, with everything that has gone on in my family, we have started a little late and ran quickly to catch up. Everyone has been wonderful and I am blessed to have people who love me and are willing to follow.
I always have a handful of young people who sign up to help as well- and I love using young people. It has sort of been a neat experience because all of the young people I am using only remember Vacation Bible Schools that I have directed. Most of them know exactly what I want them to do and how I want them helping the kids. Many of them usually enjoy ‘helping’ the kids from class to class more than anything else. (Basically they still get to be a part even though they are older.)
This year we have several new ideas that we are trying out. Our day will be a little longer and we will serve lunch and have a ‘recess’ with bounce houses and more. We incorporated online registration as well. I was laughing earlier today because some people just couldn’t figure it out and I had some really funny forms sent in. We still had the paper registration- for those who haven’t yet upgraded.
I did realize today that this will be the first Vacation Bible School without my mother being involved somewhere. I remember several Vacation Bible Schools that she directed when I was a child. I miss her.
So, if you do not hear from me, it is because I will be busy and then exhausted by the end of the week; however, it will be worth it all. I think working with children is a bit more different than working with other age groups. You are always willing to see the results instantly, and pray to see them, but most of the time you know that you are working for just the possibility of a future result.
I believe the great hope of anyone who works with children is that one day, when the time comes and the decision is being weighed, there is just too much truth to push away, making the wrong choice.