When I was 14 or 15 my mom decided that she would begin VBS type of event for our neighborhood kids. She opened up her yard every summer for 3 or 4 years to all the neighborhood rascals. My sister and I were the “volunteers” and we put on games and activities including a bible story told lovingly by my mom under the gazebo.
My mom has always had a heart for ministry. She loves the Lord and wants everyone else to fall in love with Jesus too. She is a shining example of making disciples of “ALL” nations…including whatever neighborhood she currently resides.
With this heart, began my mom’s plan for a bible club adventure to take place in her lake community. She has been substitute teaching at the local school and knows of several children who live there. With her hope set upon the Lord’s plan and not her own, she began putting things together for the event.
"Laughter, singing, the slap of flip-flops on the pavement and shouts of joy were the sounds heard from the Pavilion 3 weeks ago. On June 26, 27 and 28, eighteen children came excitedly in the 108 degree heat to play games, sing and dance and hear the truths about the Bible. The children delighted in the science experiments conducted by “Professor Loco”. They shrieked as they tossed water balloons at each other. As the music played, they jumped and danced in joy. Each child delighted in the bible verses learned. At the end of each day, the children won new bibles and other prizes. “This is my first, ever, bible!” exclaimed one first grade boy. This proved one of the most moving moments of the week. God’s name shall be praised! "
This is the short article I wrote for the local newspaper. We truly did have a good time. I am so thankful that I got to be part of the fun events of the week.
A huge thanks to my mom for calling me to lead worship and fun. Not to mention the role model and example she is to me and Evie and all the children there in her community.
I am proud of my mom. Moreover, I am thankful for the role model that Evelynn has in her.
This is “Professor Loco” — the CRAZY scientist that did experiments with the kids every day. We made goo and swirled colors together on a milky surface and lit a candle under a jar which made all the water suck up off of a plate. Lots of “oohs and aahs”. The teacher in me LOVED every second of this part of the experience!
Evie was the perfect helper. She LOVED riding the golf cart. After the first day of 108 degree heat, we decided to bring along the pool. Ev climbed in and out while we set up and cleaned up every day. She really had a good time playing with all the big kids!