Tuesday, July 20, 2010

SonQuest VBS at Parma Heights Baptist Church

This week Gerard and I are helping in Vacation Bible School. It's so much fun to see all the children and to work along side such a wonderful dedicated staff. Gerard is helping in the third grade group and I am in the fifth and sixth grade group. Our Pastor, Dan Barfell, and his wife, Elena, are doing all the lessons each day and the different groups just rotate into the Family Life Center at different times for the lesson. When I saw today's lesson was on the parable of the soils, I wonder how they were going to make that interesting. Well, they did a fantastic job with it!

Working together, they acted like they were going to teach tribal children in the rain forest. The background was decorated like a rain forest, and all the kids were the tribal kids. Elena is so funny anyway so she did the silly part and her husband was the "straight man." Elena brought along great props, and made up a silly poem for teaching the story and then her husband did the explanation of the parable. It was very funny which kept every one's attention and the kids seemed to get the point that we should obey God's Word to be like the good soil.

Gerard is the only man in his group and feels a bit lonely.  He would like to know why more men aren't helping.

Our church has a blog where you can see video of our VBS this week: SonQuest VBS 2010.

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Sandee said...

Catchy tune indeed. I liked the video very much.

I'm sorry that Gerard is the only guy helping out. That happens a lot you know.

Have a terrific day. :)

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

That's so wonderful. I was never able to go to VBS as a kid...but it's funny you should mention this...because I've been seeing all sorts of VBS signs at various churches all over town lately.
My dad said when he was a kid VBS lasted for TWO weeks...at least where he lived :) :) He loved VBS as a kid.
I think that's so cool that you and Gerard are serving!!! Those kidlets will be blessed having you there!!!
Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

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