Monday, September 14, 2009

I'm Long Overdue...

...for a blog post, that is!

It's hard to believe a month has passed already since my last post! We had a wonderful Vacation Bible School here with lots of new faces.

We also really appreciated having a youth team from the Richfield, PA Evangelical Methodist Church come down and do the actual Bible School for us, plus they helped with so many other things!!! Since Michael and I both started school that same week, we were very thankful for the team being here!

Considering we normally run around 25 people total in our little church, we decided to set a goal of having 40 children one night during the VBS. We had been advertising at our little stand at the Flea Market and also did some door-to-door calling. We all volunteered to bring people or pick them up if they needed a ride.

And so, we're very happy to report that we reached our goal!! Two nights in a row, we had over 40 children and almost 70 people total!!! Our church is really small, and we were very crowded, but we loved every minute of it!

Michael had told the children if they reached the goal, whoever had the most points from VBS, would get to throw a whipped cream pie in his face Saturday night at our little cookout.

Needless to say, our Vacation Bible School was a "smashing" success! It was a privilege to share the gospel with these children and we're praying the Lord will lead them back through our church doors again.

One of the nights of VBS

Some of the kids enjoying food from our cookout

Michael getting whipped cream pie in his face

The youth team from Richfield, Pa, plus two of our own youth who helped a lot with the VBS.


sankey family said...

So exciting!

Kara Plank said...

Great post! Love that cream pie in Michael's face- lol! I don't see any pictures of YOU though, so I guess you'll have to have another post in about a WEEK or so. :)

Springer Family said...

This is so exciting!! See you in a few weeks!