What did God do at VBS 2019?
Churches, we rejoice with you in the salvation of so many young ones this year. Leslie Dick from Wesley United Methodist Church told us that God brought 150 kids through their doors, and Cassandra Park from Crane Eater Community Church got to see “10 kids who gave their lives to the Lord for the first time and many who rededicated themselves.” Samantha Firkins from Lee Street Baptist echoed the same praise, along with so many others. We know that, for all the work VBS takes and effort you exert, if even one person comes to know the Lord, it’s all worth it.
Provision after Disaster
Jehovah Jireh, the God who provides. This truth surely rings in your ears for unique reasons, especially coming off of a huge project like VBS. For Bobbie Copsey and Lynn Haven United Methodist Church, God provided above and beyond their needs in the wake of Category 5 Hurricane Michael last October. Both of their church campuses suffered major damage, leaving them with nowhere to worship and nowhere for VBS. A school in their area—though, under construction itself—offered them their facilities to Lynn Haven to meet. When VBS season approached, the Church had faith that God would provide for their needs. Sure enough, God prompted the school administrator to offer their school facilities for VBS.
“We had over 250 kids, 120 volunteers and 80 plus kids who accepted Jesus into their lives. the Bible Points for Roar this year felt like they were especially meant for us to hear. When Life is Unfair, When Life is Scary, When Life Changes, When Life is Sad, When Life is Good… God is Good. So many of us needed that reminder. Not just the kids, but the leaders and parents too. It has been a long 10 months since the storm and we are all still recovering but God has been there for us and provided for our needs. We have also been reminded most of all that the church is not the building but the body of Christ.”
Peace in Scary Times
What are your prayers for next year?
- Providing ways to learn about God in fun, engaging ways.
- Discipleship to kids who attended VBS.
- True faith for those who professed salvation at VBS.
- Growth for next year’s VBS, including outreach to the communities.
- Great curriculums (both published and homegrown) for next year.