Monday, August 8, 2011

Escola Bíblica de Férias (VBS)

Last week we were busy helping out everyday with Vacation Bible School here at the church.  I'm going to do a pretty quick run-down of it all.  If you want more details I'll give a list of others that have blogged about it at the end of this post.  

The week was great!  The last day there were 95 kids in attendance and 10 were saved.  Lawanda Duarte did an excellent job with the Bible story each day, and she was able to lead these kids to Christ on Friday after VBS was over.

Jeremy was in charge of the singing.
"Bible Vacation School" was all Allie and Bethany talked about all week.  {Allie kept getting "Vacation" and "Bible" mixed up.}  They memorized the Bible verses each day to win a prize that "Mr. Daniel" {the intern from Ambassador Baptist College} brought from America.  I was a proud mommy...they even said the verses in Portuguese!

Allie and Bethany generally sat with the girls on the front row.  I was one of the helpers on their team.

Jeremy and I in our matching t-shirts.

One day we got all of the kids to get a picture outside of the church gate.  {10 points to anyone that can find Allie and Bethany in this picture--I only can because I knew where they were standing.  :)}

Lawanda teaching the Bible story on the last day.  Ha!  I just now noticed that you can see Bethany in this picture too!

It just so happened that my birthday fell on the last day of VBS.  Since my 'sweet' husband was in charge of singing he made a special sign for me to come and hold.  It says, "Today is my birthday.  Sing "Happy Birthday" for me, please."
Listening to them sing to me.
Each day after VBS was over we would have a special treat.  On my birthday a lady in the church made a huge birthday cake for the kids for my birthday.
And there were lots of kids...
It was a great week, and we enjoyed seeing all of the kids come to be involved in VBS and we were so thankful to be a small part.

If you want to see more pictures and read more about it:

*A special thanks to Omar Schrock for the pictures in the post.  My camera card reader is having technical difficulties at the moment.  

4 comments:

  1. I found Allie! Is that the top of Bethany's head right in front of her? I'm glad they had a good time at "Bible Vacation School", and I hope you had a good birthday too!

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  2. I really like the picture of you and Jeremy, it's definitely a keeper :)

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  3. Glad ya'll had such a great time, and praise the Lord for the 10 children saved!

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  4. MaryEllen- Allie was pretty easy to spot. You can see a little bit of Bethany's hair behind the boy on the front left with the red and black striped shirt.

    Jessica-Yes, I like that picture too. Too bad the VBS shirts wouldn't look too good in a picture frame. :)

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