Friday, July 17, 2009

Awesome Week!!!

We just finished up our awesome week at Vacation Bible School! Jacob is my 6 year old. He was in the Angel Fish group. It was a fun week for him. He liked all the music best.

Abbie is 10 and going into 5th grade. She was in the Hammerhead Shark group. Next year she will be too old to participate in VBS. She is already looking forward to helping out as a volunteer, though!

VBS is a family affair! Zachary is 12 1/2 and served outside all day on the Recreation Team! He really, really, really wants to be a Small Group Assistant... but he isn't old enough yet. I do get many compliments about him from adults who work with him, though. He is very responsible and a great worker. I am very proud of him!

My husband Gil was one of our Bible leaders this year! He served in one room where kindergarten and 1st graders rotated through for their daily lesson. I received soooo many compliments about him from the adults who were leading those groups of kids. He did a fabulous job!!! What was most remarkable to me was that after VBS, he went to work each day until 9pm! Each night I would ask him if he was tired, if it had been a long day... Nope! He had a great time and was energized by his time with the kids.

I served on the Leadership Team. This means that my job started back in January. I was the Volunteer Coordinator. Our church is large, so we were planning for 500 kids to participate! That meant we needed around 250 volunteers!! They all started registering online in March. My job was to make sure each team had all the people they needed. The last few weeks before VBS was especially busy with reports, emails, more emails, mailings, and many last-minute changes. What I love most about being the volunteer coordinator is watching God fill in the spots with just the right people!

Last year we gave all the kids a souvenir photo to take home. I designed the 4x6 card in StoryBook Creator, and dropped in all the group pictures. This year we expanded and gave all the volunteers a photo of their team, too. All the photos in this post are this year's keepsakes.

VBS was great! The last two week have been very long with little sleep, but very rewarding! I pray that my children, all the children who attended, and each volunteer has grown closer to the Lord through their participation in this wonderful week!


Melanie said...

It WAS a fantastic week Terri! Thanks so much for everything you did, you are amazing! And I do love how it is a total family affair, what a great way to spend time together & share wonderful experiences. Hope that you enjoy a very restful weekend & a slower pace for the next few weeks! I didn't know you designed the photo cards, they are fantastic! I have the kids photos in the frames they made & they look really cute!

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Very Cute, and it looks like it was a blast!


Unknown said...

The photo cards look fantastic. Great work using CM's software!

Jessica said...

Just wanted to let you know what a great job you did rallying all the volunteers! Thanks for making it so special for all the kiddos.

I also thought you did a great job on Tuesday teaching Bible study!!



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