Tamara's friend Anna invited her to their church's VBS last week. It was held Sunday thru Thursday. Tamara was not able to go Sunday night since we already had other plans, but she went the rest of the week. I only took her one night. The rest of the week she rode with Michelle Y. and her girls. That was so nice for me!!
Thursday night was "Family night", so we all went. It was neat to see what all they had been learning and also to see how other churches do VBS! :)
The "big kids" watching from the balcony. Anna, Danny and Dy
lan....and I think you can see a little of Nathalie through the rails :)
Anna's Mom, Emily was the VBS director. She did a great job! Emily is a good friend of mine, too. She is one of the leaders of our homeschool group ever since we started (6 years ago!) I appreciate her leadership skills, so I was not surprised that she did an excellent job! :)
We got to go along to Tamara's Bible lesson room. What a fun, noisy room! :) They told the story of Hannah and Penninah, Elkanah's two wives. The parents stood on one side of the room and the kids sat on the other side, then a helper passed out a piece of candy to each parent (we were Penninah and were being blessed ...not with children, but with candy) Then the helper gave all the parents stickers, being blessed again, while the kids (Hannah) sat with empty arms.
THEN, the helper handed out candy to the kids (Hannah being blessed with Samuel) but they weren't supposed to eat it. Then they made all the kids give their candy back (as Hannah gave Samuel back to God)....except the few that quick ate theirs! :)
As they left the classroom, each child was given a piece of candy. :) It was a good lesson for them!!
Now next week we look forward to our church's VBS....."The Egypt Files" :) Dan and I are the Assembly Leaders....should be fun. I get to tell the kids some gross, but cool things about the way our bodies are designed! :) :) :)
And just for VBS, this has been built in the front yard at church....... The Great Pyramid of Altha! :) Heehee!
Red Oak VBS will be held July 25-29 from 6-8:30 PM. You are invited!! :)