Community Vacation Bible School

What were we doing from June 17-27, 2013?  We were at Community Vacation Bible School in Castro Valley!  This was our third year attending Community VBS, which was sponsored by Redwood Chapel Community Church, Neighborhood Church, and Castro Valley First Baptist Church.  I was part of the VBS Women’s Class (more on this later), Micah was at VBS at Redwood Chapel, and Bekah was lovingly cared for in the nursery at First Baptist.

The theme for this year was “Colossal Coaster World” and the motto was “Facing Fears – Trusting God!”  Isn’t that a great motto!  The Kindergartners were called the Runaway Trains.  The bible lessons focused on the life of the Apostle Paul and each day there was a new bible verse for the kids to memorize.  A children’s offering was taken in the classroom to help fund two missionary projects.  The money was given to purchase cows or goats for a children’s home in Uganda and to purchase mosquito nets for missionaries in Africa. The kids also heard stories from two missionaries during story time.  In 3.5 hours, they did all of this, plus a craft, recreation time, snack, and a rally.

Verses Memorized – “For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7; “Fear not, for I am with you. I am your God.” Isaiah 41:10; For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for God’s power brings salvation.” Romans 1:16; “Be strong and courageous for God will be with you everywhere.” Joshua 1:9; “Walk in love, as Christ loved us and sacrificed Himself for us…” Ephesians 5:2; “Because he loves me, says The Lord, I will rescue him.” Psalm 91:14; “The Lord is my strength, in Him my heart trusts.” Psalm 28:7a

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Kindergarten and 1st Grade Classes during the Evening Closing Rally
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So many kids!  Praise God!IMG_9654 copyIMG_9651 copy

Totals for every person participating in VBS.  Look at the Grand Totals at the bottom! I’m part of the Women’s Class Leaders count,  Bekah is in the Nursery Women’s Class – FBC count and Micah is in the Kindergarten count. Over 1,000+ people each day!IMG_9665 copy

For more pictures from VBS, click HERE.

We all had such a great time at VBS.  This was Micah’s first year on the main campus and he loved it!  I am so proud of him for memorizing his verses each day.  We still listen to the Colossal Coaster World songs in our car and on several occasions, I have reminded Micah that if we trust in God, we can face our fears!  He gets anxious about the possibility of having bad dreams at night and this has helped him a little.  I’ll share more about my Women’s class in another post.  Such a blessed and fun time as well.  =)

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