Saturday, June 13, 2009

VBS 2009 ~HBC

As I sit here and type this I am in complete awe of God's Amazing Grace! We have had an magnificent week at VBS this week. Growing up in a small church, this week was a very exciting time in our church's life..and let me tell is no different in a church the size of Hillcrest. The numbers were large..the numbers won to the kingdom were large..but like I told someone else..if only one had been would have all been worth it! God showed up and He showed out! VBS and Day Camp were wonderful!

We had over 700 enrolled this week with students and teachers..about 25 at Special Ed VBS, over 200 in Crossing Over (which is for the older students) and a great number in senior adults. So people..last count I heard was almost 1000! 36 saved and several touched! Praise the Lord! We are so fortunate to be a part of HBC..and are continually amazed at how God blesses it and uses it to touch our community! I did 4th grade missions this year and had a blast! The kids were at a great age and were so attentive. We won the best behavior in music class at the end of the week! So exciting! On Friday we had Family night and were so pleased to see as many come out that did! Topped it off with water balloons to the men administration since the girls brought in the most pennies for the Alabama Baptist Childrens Home, water slides, inflatables and Dippin Dots. I think a fun time was had by all!!

Now on to Saturday..some of us were not finished on Friday. We got up as usual on Saturday and headed back to the church for Special Ed. VBS. Several of the group homes and individuals came to our morning session. We had about 30 show up and we did as we have done all week. They rotated from missions to rec to crafts to Bible study. It was the most phenomenal experience. It made my whole week. I guess b/c I have such a heart for these children/adults that it melts me to get that big squeeze, high five and such genuine thank you's! I told Kenny I had several new boyfriends b/c I had to kiss one particular one on the cheek about 22 times! But so did every other woman! We danced with them, prayed with them, loved on them and taught them! I have no doubt the prayers that were uttered by their heart were heard by our Great God who loves us all so much! I taught Bible study and mainly about Peter being in jail and how his friends prayed for him. They all prayed for their friends, for their family and for even an earache! And I know that God will take care of it all! They loved and appreciated it all..and as they were going around the room praying, ya'll there wasn't a dry eye in the room! I was balling! And to walk in during music and my baby girl was up helping lead music..with Jesus Loves Me..all the Boomerang songs and This is the Day was just priceless!!! They truly blessed my heart! God has been so good and so real this week..and I just want to thank HIM..for all He does!


Gibbons said...

That is awsome that yall had a sp ed VBS! I have never heard of that..I love it! I will def have to talk with our church about that...