We just wrapped up an amazing week of Vacation Bible School at the God’s Littlest Angels Toddler House with the Hillcrest Team from MI. An incredible group they came full of service and with a passion to share the Love of Jesus with these kids. The kids, only a handful of whom had been here last year for the VBS could hardly wait for this week to arrive. Their enthusiasm spread to the new kids who jumped for joy when Monday finally arrived, and “Good News” was on its way. Good News, is how the kids refer to groups that bring VBS to us here. There is an underlying song about the Good News of Christ, His birth, crucifixion, and resurrection. 5 years ago a group who brought VBS to us, brought this song with them and taught it to the kids for the first time. They also taught them many other songs that week, but the “Good News” stuck and was a favorite, every group since then has included that song in their program and been referred to by the kids as “Good News” because of this.
True to their title the team brought us much good news. The kids learned this week about the miracles Jesus preformed. They heard about the miraculous catch of fish in Simon’s nets, about Jesus calming the stormy waters, about Jesus feeding the 5,000, and of His love for them. The team acted out the Bible stories. They created games, snacks, and crafts to ago along with the stories throughout the morning. Forty of our kids attended, and all forty will remember the lessons, the fun, the love, and the friends for years to come.
A few highlights from the week:
The team was sharing with the kids how Jesus loves them when their happy, when their sad, when their good, when their bad, He loves them all and all the time. At hearing this, 3 1/2 year old Joracin, glowing with joy lifted his head and looked to Joyce saying in such a matter of fact way, “That’s just the way Jesus is.”
Wanderson eyes closed head bowed tell Jesus that he loved him.
3 1/2 year old, Ti Peter already hiding God’s word in his heart, standing in front of all the adults with confidence belting out his memory verse in Creole, “Matthew 19:14, Let the little children come to me.”
The yard of kids exploding with cheers and energy when the team revealed the final day’s pinatas.
Rose-Myrtha giggling with delight as ran from one end of the race to another carrying a cotton ball stuck to her nose by a dab of vaseline.
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet are the feet of those who bring good news…” Isaiah 52: 7a NIV
Posted on Thu, June 30, 2011