Monday, August 4, 2008

Backyard Bible Club

Backyard Bible Club was a first for me. I had participated in Vacation Bible School before but this was different. We met at a "host" location where a very kind woman allowed us to meet at her trailer. We had fliers distributed and the kids of the area showed up. We had about 12-15 local kiddos and then we brought the kids from our group as well. I can tell you that the local kids looked forward to this time. We had games, Bible story, crafts, puppets, snacks, and songs. They really got a glimpse of Jesus. A few of them already knew a lot about Jesus and their answers to the questions asked were incredibly detailed. It was one of the things that blessed me the most - to hear about Jesus through the voice of a child. Our leader was Bec...let me just tell you, this gal has got it together. It is in the details how smoothly and well received these types of programs run. She had all her ducks in a row and the BBC was a success. She has a very special gift teaching children. She is such a sweetheart and her effort did not go unnoticed. Shaley and I got to paint faces again and the kids really loved it. In fact, one of our own kids wouldn't wash his Spiderman face off for days...seriously. The youth girls under leadership of Cassie and Casse performed, set up, and broke down the puppet show and stage. Faith started out as the microphone girl and graduated to puppeteer by the last show...still a bit shy about it but she did make the effort. She also helped with crafts and snacks. Hope was an attender and did so well...she really loved it and made me hopeful of her beginning to attend children's activities in our own church. It was a sweet time.

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