Vacation Bible School is officially a wrap! After five days full of fun activities and sharing the Gospel, VBS is one for the books. Many families were blessed as we were able to introduce Jesus to children and families who do not yet know and trust him.
Our Children’s Minister, Jeanne Nation, is here to give you a rundown of the impact this annual tradition has made at Foothills.
What a great time we had at Vacation Bible School this last week! Our theme was Galactic Starveyors: Discovering the God of the Universe.
We had an average of 251 kids each day (Babies-5th grade). I want to say a huge “Thank You!” to the 100+ volunteers who helped make VBS a success.
One of the main reasons we do VBS is to reach the un-churched. We had 283 kids registered for VBS, and 64 of those kids did not list a church that they regularly attend. We will follow up with those families to invite them to Awana and engage them in other activities.
Our leaders were able to have Gospel conversations with 46 kids during the week; 9 of the kids prayed to trust Christ for forgiveness of their sins! That’s what VBS is all about!
During the week, we took up a missions offering to raise money to buy water filters for Southeast Asia. During the week, the kids collected a total of $1,030. We had an anonymous donor who graciously agreed to match the kids’ donations. With that money, we will be able to purchase 135 water filters for a village in Southeast Asia. A team from our church will be able to distribute those in their upcoming trip in April 2018. As a result of the kids reaching their goal, Cody Bishop (our new young adult pastor) and I covered each other with slime to celebrate the money raised.
Thank you to all the leaders who served in VBS, especially those who took vacation time or rearranged their work schedules. Thank you to the students – without your help, VBS would not be possible. Thank you to those who could not be here during the week but supported us in prayer!