Tuesday, August 20, 2013


The last full week in June our church held Vacation Bible School (VBS).  We are small, but our kids are sure mighty and rambunctious and really, really loud.  But the kids had a lot of fun and they learned about Jesus so it was a very successful week.

 Each child was given a shirt that they wore every day.

 We had kids ranging from preschool to 3rd or 4th grade.  They all got along very well.

 Pam teaching the lesson to the younger kids.  Anders was in that group so she had her hands full.

Every morning Debbie would have an ice-breaker game.

 The passing of the wet sponge was so popular last year Debbie decided to use it again.  

 She also had potato sack races, but Anders was too lazy to jump in the bag on his own and wanted someone else to do the work for him.

 Others had a ball bouncing around.

Even after Anders saw all of the kids having fun bouncing, he was still determined to have someone else doing the heavy lifting. Such a stinker.

 I believe that the original plan included me doing the music part.  But Hans is just so much better because he makes up funny songs.

 Our teen helper thought that was a great idea and made up some funny songs of her own.  I don't make up funny songs.  I can't do it.  I've tried...and failed. I've been told they aren't as funny as my husband's.  So now I just let him take care of all of the music.

 VBS is not like a church service.  So silly songs can and should be sung.

 After they shook some sillies out Hans spent the week teaching the kids a hymn or two.

The kids liked learning the hymns and were very good at singing them.  Hearing a bunch of young voices belting out a few hymns is a wonderful, wonderful thing.

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