The plot was taken at a place called "Edendale". It was to represent the garden of Eden. The children learned about our forefather and mother, Adam and Eve, who's original sin created darkness in this world and because of it, we are all born sinners.
The main characters were:
The King - representing God
The Prince - representing Jesus
The Squires - representing BELIEVERS, disciples of this world
The Dragon - representing Satan
The Scroll - representing the Bible
The squires were constantly faced with challenges: be it hunger, self-reliance, or temptations of worldly treasures and they were forced to choose between
At the end of the story, the dragon was defeated by the Prince and the squires and the gift of eternal life/God's kingdom were awarded to the squires.
The kids had a total blast. One of my girlfriends, who's family does NOT attend our church, said her daughter said "Mom, I wish VBS was EVERY week!" I think you'll be able to tell from this 10 minute video recap how much fun the kids had. Our church puts an intense amount of time and detail into making the gospel be known and understandable to the students. ENJOY!
A special thanks to Erin (children's director), Nick (Pastor), Gretchen (Pastors Wife, Lead Dancer), Dancers, ALL TEACHERS and everyone else's hardwork and dedication to this week. It takes a lot of sacrifice to to volunteer during this week, but we know that that's what the Lord calls us to be.... slaves for His Glory and to enhance His kingdom. Darren was responsible for the video footage and youtube video you will see below. I love watching his work!!! I was able to take a TON of pictures, which I will share in my next post. BUT ultimately, what really matters, is NOT our deeds, but the message. I know the Lord was totally glorified and trust that seeds were definitely planted in many of these children's lives.
The last night, we spent recapping the story for the children, in the sanctuary, we had our last Bible challenge and physical challenges and then off to celebrate the good news with ice cream and water fun. Wait until you see the photos of it! Priceless smiles and memories that will last a lifetime.
My description of VBS and the story line was written FAST... with little to no thought, so I may or may NOT have depicted it entirely correct, but for those of you who know the gospel, that's what was taught. The story line was just a fun way to teach the gospel and a fun way to learn the gospel from a children's perspective.
For those of you who have wondered where I've been all week, this is where. LOL! I still have such a blog backlog, it's not even funny. I hope to catch up a little tonight, especially on my Disney vacation.