Normally I write our blog entries. Sort of a division of duties. Kathy does Facebook and I take care of the blog. But the author of today's blog entry is Kathy. She'll be sharing with you one of the highlights of her summer.
How I Spent my Summer Vacation
By the time I got to eighth grade, I learned to come to school prepared to write on this topic. Since this particular writing assignment was inevitable, I would give it some thought before the start of school each year. Old habits die hard, it seems, and even though it's only August I'm starting to look back over the summer. We've had some memorable moments with our family--especially our grandchildren, our time with our CMA family--both with our chapter and at the CMA state Rally--was great, and the music at Lifest was amazing But there is an activity that I do each August that I love and look forward to with all my heart. This activity takes weeks of preparation, and by the time I'm done I am more than a little tired, but feeling greatly blessed. I'm speaking of Vacation Bible School! I love it!!
I have been helping with VBS at Bible Baptist Church, Mauston for maybe seven years? My contribution has always been music. I coordinate and lead the Opening and Closing Assemblies where the kids, ages four years old through entering sixth grade, gather to sing high energy songs about God accompanied with fun movements. They learn Bible verses, life lessons, and much more. This year we are working with an awesome program, Time Lab from Answers in Genesis. For five nights we travel in time, via our very own Time Machine, learning that Jesus has always been and will always be. The focus at each VBS station whether it's crafts, snacks or games is - Jesus from eternity past to eternity future. Emphasis is put on the accuracy of the Bible; that it can be trusted. I love showing the kids that learning about God and His Word can be fun and rewarding. I am glad to be part of this exhilarating community outreach every summer. Because of two hip surgeries last June and August, I was unable to participate. I was sad not being involved. Great joy is received when you know you have helped a little person see Jesus for the first time or have assisted an older child who is a believer, to grow in faith. Did I mention, I love this?! Yes, I did and yes, I DO! When it comes to knowing Jesus, I do my best to help kids and adults believe and receive all that God's Word promises them. Blessings to you all.
Below is a short video from VBS