Vacation Bible School 2016 has come and gone. It’s hard to believe. It was a wonderful week.
As has become our tradition, the Paducah City Fire Department showed up today to soak all the kids – and even a few unsuspecting adults. What fun! Thanks to all our firemen friends.
SUBMERGED took all of us on an “underwater adventure” … we went “down, down, down” into the heart of the sea. We grabbed our goggles, stepped into our slippers, and dove in! As we submerged ourselves in God’s Word, we discovered something very important: Jesus doesn’t just see what’s on the outside of people. He looks deep within! Psalm 139:23-24 was the core of our study: “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way.” Our motto was: Jesus sees. Jesus knows. Jesus saves.
Pastor Russ helped our VBS kids catch a vision for world missions – including North American and local opportunities – and the kids themselves raised over $2000 to be used this summer to build a playground in Ozero, Ukraine. That project will be completed by our church members and a partner congregation on the mission field.
As we wrapped up our fifth day of VBS just before noon today, Mr. Rusty gave a clear gospel presentation and a call to trust Christ for salvation. Many children responded, and each will receive personal follow-up. Please pray for the Spirit to bear eternal fruit through what was discovered and delighted in this week.
Thanks to all of your who gave your time, talent, and treasure to make all of this happen for God’s glory. Pulling off a successful VBS for hundreds of children, as well as their grateful families, is truly a family affair.
Have a restful weekend. Summertime is here. The Lord is good. Oh so good.