Thursday, June 20, 2013

VBS 2013

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil...Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying always...(Ephesians 6:10, 11, 13-18 ESV)

Our church's second ever Vacation Bible School was last week. It was great! Our theme was The Armor of God based on the above passages. I taught the 9-12 year olds and was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved it! My favorite lesson involved feeding the kids brownies and tricking them into believing I put a little doggie poo in them. I had them convinced they couldn't taste it because it was only a teeny bit. They all said they wouldn't have eaten the brownies if they'd known what was in them. Well, duh, they wouldn't have even touched them! They were thoroughly disgusted but happily relieved when they found out I was kidding. We then explained how important it is to keep up your shield of faith by avoiding movies, music, video games, etc. with even a small amount of unwholesomeness. I love that!

One of our classes throwing "darts" at my co-teacher, Buck. 
Sarah's BFF, Jude joined us!
Along with Millie and Riley!
The two seconds they paid attention in the closing group session. 


Anonymous said...

Dear Kari, VBS looks like it is a blast!! That is sure a group of lucky kids to have you for a teacher!! You set a wonderful example for them!!
On a side note I need you to pray for E.C. he needs prayers and I would sure appreciate it. I love you so much Aunt Susie

Kati said...

What a good time I bet those girls had. If only we all lived closer so all the kids could go together! One day.