Our church hosted Vacation Bible School this week. As head of the Children's Department, I was in charge. It's the first time I've coordinated the church's Bible School in this way. I've hosted several and taught them kind of on my own. I really didn't teach this year, but arranged and oversaw things.
I am thankful for four young adults who taught the kids all week. L.C. taught the Bible verse each morning. A.P. taught the Bible stories. P.E. taught the missionary story of Amy Carmichael. And Mrs. P.A. did some crafts and memorization work...and led singing. PLUS, we were blessed to have a few church members come along side us as helpers. THAT was great to see. Several young people gave up three or four summer mornings to work with kids...all morning. The snack? A cup of juice and a piece of buttered bread. :)
We used a program developed by the Baptists and used all over the island. The kids learned about prayer all week long. There are certainly things we can do better, but I was impressed with the amount of volunteer work people did. That was even more of a blessing than the kids...almost.
Today I'll be making out the certificates for the kids who recited their verses and answered questions correctly in the exam we did this morning. I always enjoy evaluating kids to see what they pick up from teaching.
So, I'm thanking God for Vacation Bible School...thanking God. That's from Friday's lesson. :)
The program teaches a cool little prayer technique that uses the fingers:
THUMB - pray for your family...those closest to you, like your thumb
INDEX - pray for leaders...those who direct (and point) others
MIDDLE - pray for government...those in HIGH positions
RING - pray for the weak...your ring finger is pretty weak
LITTLE - pray for children...the smallest among us
So go ahead and pray...using your fingers!!
Missionary in Haiti.