IMG_4411We are thankful for another great night at Treasure Island. We had a total attendance of 30 children. Pastor Ben did not have to get a pie in the face once again for which he was probably thankful! This was our final night and it ended with great celebration. The pirates had gotten the key to the fair and as of Wednesday, there would be no fair!!  But alas, the good guys were able to recapture the key and all was well with the world once again! :)

There were many very good things about this week for which we are thankful. We were able to make contact with several new families and other families that previously had contact with our church. The children had a lot of fun learning songs about the Gospel and hearing the gospel preached each night. Pastor Ben would do an object lesson each night that related to our memory verse for the night and then challenge the children about the Gospel and about their relationship with Christ. We are happy to report that one young man came to faith in Christ last night after the lesson! The focus of this week was not on numbers for attendance or for salvation decisions. This week was all about gospel centered ministry and we are sure that ongoing ministry with families will take place as a result of what transpired this week and we praise the Lord for His work in that way.

Tonight, the parents are invited to come to our closing program where the children will be sharing the songs they’ve learned all week. Following the program, we have the VBS fair complete with games, prizes, a dunk tank, and a jumpy house. Please pray for us as we seek to develop Gospel focused relationships with these families and as we finish our VBS for good following tonight’s events.

Here are some pictures from last night as well as a few from earlier in the week. Thanks so much for your prayers!

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IMG_4411The Lord gave us another wonderful time at Vacation Bible school last night. Our attendance was down just a little from the last two nights. We had a total of 25 children with lots of fun and excitement. Still no pie for Pastor Ben. But the challenge is still on and we will see if the children are able to make that happen tonight. We need to have a total of 40 in attendance.

Some may read this update and see that we have only had 25 to 35 children and our Bible school so far this week. When I was growing up in Milwaukee, we would have Bible Schools that averaged 1000 kids! The area in which our church ministers is a small, rural area so these kinds of numbers are good and are about average for what we have had in the past. The most encouraging parts is nothing numbers but the new children that we have had come visit our church in the new contacts with parents.

Please pray for us tonight as we have our final night of VBS tonight. It should be a great time for the children and workers. We will be having our closing program and VBS fair tomorrow evening beginning at 7 PM. This will be a time for the parents to come and have a part in what we’ve been doing here at Central all week

Here are some pictures from Wednesday VBS:

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Black & White VBS SignWe had another GREAT night at Treasure Island! We had a total of 34 children in attendance.  Unfortunately, that meant that Pastor Ben did NOT get a pie in the face.  They missed it by six!  The challenge is still on and once again if we have 40 or more in attendance tonight, pie will fly!

Some of the other things that the kids have been doing include, crafts, games, and learning Bible songs.  This Friday night at 7pm, we will be having our closing program and VBS Fair.  The kids will be singing all of their songs, having one final penny competition, and enjoying some food and fun along with their moms and dads.  Everyone is invited to come and join us!

Here are just a few pictures of VBS.  Thanks for your prayers!


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