Saturday, July 21, 2012

Eric - VBS at Brush Arbor Apartments

Hey everyone. Our first week of serving took place right here in Williamsburg at a small apartment complex right off campus, Brush Arbor apartments. During this week, we went around to all of the homes and invited all of the children out for a backyard bible club, or vacation bible school! Every day, we provided a snack for the kids, games, made a craft with them, and taught them a story from the bible. Altogether, we had around 30 kids attend VBS throughout the whole week! We were very blessed to work alongside of a church group from Kansas City, MS! In this group, there was around 40 missionaries which consisted of 25 5th and 6th graders, and the rest being their parents or chaperones. They called themselves the "Truthseekers"! This was a very fun group to work with because they provided a lot of energy to play and have fun with the kids, but also the 5th and 6th graders served as good role models for out little kids at VBS. Every morning before VBS our big group split up and either worked at Emergency Christian Ministries where we helped paint and remodel, or served at Cedar Ridge Ministries recycling and building giant boxes for recycling purposes. We always had a full day with serving in the morning, VBS in the afternoon, and worship services every night! A lot of hands and hearts came together to help with community projects and sharing the love God has for all of us to children in the Williamsburg area. It was an amazing first week!!!!

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