VBS Day #1
Wow, what a day yesterday was. We continued our work projects in the morning. As I have mentioned before, the students are working really hard. The pace of this trip has caught up with the team a bit. A few of us are not feeling great and needed to take the morning to recoup and gain some strength. We made some great progress on our projects and look forward to wrapping them up tomorrow morning.
Yesterday was our first day of VBS here at El Refugio. We were so encouraged because the day before students had gone into town and passed out invitations. We had 132 children show up. All of the efforts that the students and leaders had put into preparing really showed. The goal is to demonstrate the love of our God for these kids through the program, the game time, the craft and the way that we relate to each other. We are looking forward to having the students return this afternoon for our second day with them. In small and large ways, our students are reaching out with this message and sharing it with the children. As always, the opportunity to serve has proven to be more of a blessing for us than we expected. God is so good.
Tomorrow many of the students are challenging themselves with the perimeter hike around the property. In order to see the sunrise, we will be leaving for the hike between 4 and 5 in the morning. It is an amazing experience and I am grateful that so many students are up for the challenge. We will begin packing up and preparing for our departure tomorrow afternoon as well.
Enjoy some of the pictures from VBS yesterday.