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 Submerged: Finding Truth Below the Surface.
We had an average of 247 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 unchurched. We had 167 families represented at VBS, and 35 of those families 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 69 kids during the week; 15 of the kids prayed to trust Christ for forgiveness of their sins! That’s what VBS is all about!
I have had several conversations and emails with parents and heard comments like this: “My child came home every day from VBS excited to tell me what they had learned that day. Usually when I ask, ‘How was your day?’ I get comments like ‘good.’ Instead, when they came home from VBS, they were excited to tell me the Bible stories they had learned that day, show me the songs they had learned and tell me about the crafts. They loved it, and I love knowing that they were learning something during the day.”
So, thank you to all the leaders who served in VBS, especially those who took vacation time or rearranged their work schedules. Thank you to those who could not be here during the week but supported us in prayer!
Thank you to those who donated to our school supply drive for Rio Vista. We collected 1,549 total items and $2,140 to buy supplies. We will be able to supply Rio Vista with 200 backpacks full of school supplies.
Here are a few pictures from the event.