Greetings from Mexico,
What do you call 180 AMPED UP kids that are ready to have some fun and learn about Jesus? You call it the Calvary Rosarito Summer Vacation Bible School (VBS)! In July, we were blessed to once again host our annual VBS and our church sold our pre-selected attendance goals in just one week! This summer, our theme is “Treasures in the Eyes of the Lord”, and each one of the children (ages 3 to 12) learned every day about how precious they are as treasures of the Lord!
Each morning of this summer camp began with a fun and energetic time of worship and dancing! Seeing these children jump around to songs all about Jesus would fill anyone’s heart with joy! After the worship time, comes the team-wide screaming contest! (I don’t think that’s what they called it, but that’s what it looked like and sounded like to me!) This ear-splitting event helped the leaders decide which age group was ready first to leave the sanctuary and go on their treasure hunt! The most passionate team then headed out first, followed by the rest!
The children’s day continued with non-stop activities! Over the course of the day, each color coded team stopped by one of five themed stations where they completed a fun activity, followed by a short Bible lesson. As I watched the children participate, I couldn’t find one child that wasn’t full engaged and enjoying themselves! THANK YOU LORD!
A special blessing to me was to see the 60 volunteers that committed to serve and teach these precious children! We had moms and dads helping, we had retired folks helping, and we had a bunch of youth helping too! All of these volunteers served under the well-organized leadership of our church’s children’s ministry Pastor Oliver Zuniga! We were also blessed to have one of our partner churches (Calvary Chapel Westgrove) bring their high school team down to help us out with our VBS all week long!
Jesus said in Matthew 19:14, “let the little children come unto me” and we were blessed to witness that happening, again and again throughout VBS week! Each and every day, the children were given the opportunity to place their faith in Jesus, and we saw many children take this most important step for the very first time during VBS!
As a Pastor, there is no greater joy for me than to see our church taken over by smiling kids that are enjoying the Lord and receiving the opportunity to learn about Him! As I was working in my office this week, I couldn’t stop smiling as I heard shouts of laughter and cries of joy occurring again and again!
Once again, I want to thank you for partnering with us in this great missions work. It is through your prayers, that God provides our spiritual needs, and through your financial gifts, that God provides our physical needs! We love you and are thankful for you!
Con mucho amor de Mexico, (with much love from Mexico)
Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel
#1- That God would bless the preparation for our upcoming church planting conference! (August 6-7)
#2- That God would provide for the financial needs of our family, church, and church plants!
#1- Praise God for a wonderful Vacation Bible School where many children placed their faith in Jesus for the first time!
#2- Praise God that we had a great turn out for our new evening church planting course! (18 sign ups!)
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