|Mark telling about Peter´s life|
The children thoroughly enjoyed the week. One girl showed up on Saturday at 12, convinced there was still another day of VBS, although the only part left was Sunday´s finale at 3. We tentatively plan to have another VBS in December, depending partly on how our new baby is and how Abishael reacts to being a big brother. The new baby is due end of October or beginning of November, so we will work on developing the VBS but will wait to do it if our children need more time.
We appreciate all the prayers that were said on our behalf. A few weeks before the VBS, Abishael was sick with a throat infection that gave him almost constant fever and robbed him of energy. Several times we took him to the doctor, thinking the infection had become pneumonia, because he was only getting worse rather than improving with medication. Thankfully, the infection never did turn into pneumonia. Abraham and I both had to take antibiotics as well, since we also came down with the infection, although not as seriously as Abishael had.
On the Monday when VBS began, Abishael woke up with fever again, after several days of almost normal health. When we took him to the doctor in the afternoon, she diagnosed a stomach infection, and he had to begin a new course of medication. That infection responded better to the antibiotics, and he soon returned to his exuberant self, very happy to participate in all the VBS activities.
Many of the children missed the Sunday finale, because there was another event at the same time with another family. However, even so, this year more parents and other relatives attended the finale than any previous year.
Please continue your prayers for us. Pray for health, since we have only just emerged from illness. Pray also that the children would be willing to share the Bible stories they learn with their families and that we can continue to build relationships with their parents.