July 18 - 23 we held VBS at our home, with the theme of John the beloved disciple. For the fourth year in a row, we developed our own curriculum, a process which requires many months of work scouring internet resources, writing, and planning.
|Abish feeling awful|
|reviewing worksheets and preparing|
|Joy saying goodbye on Wednesday|
|Abraham dressing as James|
On Thursday James and John´s mother (played by me) told the story of Jesus´ trial, death, and resurrection and of how John stayed faithfully with Jesus throughout Jesus´ trial and death.
|little kids´ craft|
Because of the change on Monday, our VBS ran through Saturday. In addition, we decided to hold the finale on Saturday rather than on Sunday afternoon as we had done in the past . Our last visitor, played by our neighbor, was John himself. He told about Jesus´ second coming and said that we should be vigilant as
Four parents arrived for the finale. There was some chaos as we shepherded the children inside, reviewed the week´s stories, and called the children and volunteers up for diplomas. Finally, each child received their gifts and filed outside for the cake and juice donated by two parents.
|most of the young group|
|older kids and their diplomas|
|little kids´ games|
|don´t lose the balloon|
|older kids´group finishes tower first|
|the youngest participant|
|our debt is paid|