Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Good Tuesday Morning

I hope all of you are having a great Tuesday!!!!!
Last week in VBS we registered 90 children and youth with 32 adult workers. It was an amazing time!! The theme was God's Big Back Yard. We learned about Baby Moses, and the Good Samaritan. The children learned in missions how they could be a part of God's big back yard by helping others. They were encouraged to do service projects for friends, family and others in their community. Our group project was collecting school supplies for those in need of these things. We received enough supplies and money to buy 15 backpacks and fill them. I am so proud of this group of children and adults.
On Friday night we had a carnival for them. We served popcorn, cotton candy and soft drinks. We had a bouncer slide, a train pulled with a riding lawn mower for the children to ride in.
Since we learned about ways that people help in our community we had the police and fire department to come and talk with the kids. They got to set in the firetruck and blow the horn. It was a great time for all.
For me I learned to step aside and let the Lord lead me to do his work for him and to his Glory!!
Have a great day overflowing with joys and blessings!!!!!!


Marie Antionette said...

You do love children, There is only few, who can be great teachers,you must be one of them. May God bless you and all thoes sweet babies..Marie Antionette

Marie said...

How wonderful, teaching must be a great joy.... and you seem to enjoy it so! Have a great day!

countrygirl3031 said...

Mary - thanks so much for playing "pay it forward". Now I just need for you to send me your address and I'll be sending out something very special to you.

Also, add the Pay it Forward to your blog and 3 people will play...and so on. You can just copy it from my blog if you'd like.

Take care and hugz,

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Sounds like an awesome time! And so wonderful for the kids to learn at a young age to "give back."

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

That's great! I hope that you are enjoying your week after the event knowing that sometimes it feels like a "let-down."

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Wonderful week! Thanks for all of your hard work :)

Jackie said...

Sounds as if VBS was a great hit. Thanks for sharing with us.

God Bless.

see you there! said...

Sounds live a fun and fruitful week. I so appreciate people like you who are giving so much to the children and grandchildren of today.


countrygirl3031 said...

Mary - sorry, I thought it showed up in my profile...gotta try to figure that one out..lol.

My email is countrygirl3031@ameritech.net.

Thanks again,

Nnairda's said...

Sounds like a wonderful time for the children. Amazing the amount you all had registered! Continued blessings to you as you do God's work.


PEA said...

Sounds like a wonderful time for the children and the adults:-) I think it's lovely to see children take part in such events and learn how wonderful God is!! xoxo

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Mary!

What a beautiful Vacation Bible School! I can imagine just how much the children enjoyed themselves! And just think of seeds you planted in the lives of these precious children...wonderful! A wonderful thing indeed!




I loved Vacation Bible School as a young girl and then teaching in it later. I am so glad that you all had such a very good one. Once I won a ride in our city fire truck for inviting the most people to VBS. It was one of my best memories. Have a great day. connie from Texas

Sharon Brumfield said...

I am so glad that ya'll had a great turn out and that the giving will continue with the supplies that ya'll were able to purchase.
I know that the children will continue to think of the fun they had for a long time to come. And the seeds that were planted will bring great glory to our Father.
Thanks for stopping by and offering to pray.
Your sister in Christ.

The W.O.W. factor said...

Mary Isabella, Thank you for stopping by today! I love 'feeling' the love you have for your community, the children! It is so wonderful having people like you in the world today, to truly make a difference in our youngsters lives! To give of your faith, your love & your time! Good work!
I'll be back to check in on things!

a portland granny said...

It sounds like your Bible School was a success. Ours was last week also, and they had a good number out. I was there one evening doing some paper work for the craft director and I was floored at how many workers were there. As you mentioned, you had a good number of helpers also.

I could see the excitement between workers and thought to myself, this is a marvelous experience for all of the helpers--they are building relationships, they are having real fellowship, they are experiencing God together in intimate ways--it is wonderful to see people pull together for God's glory. I felt I had missed something holy by not being there all week.

I'm so glad you were able to be part of it. I know you were a blessing and you were blessed also!

I've missed your posts. I've checked three times, I think. So it will be a blessing to enjoy your posting again.

No tv for two days, except for a little bit while I ate my lunch today. I'm feeling very good about that! Just finished a second book. Now I have to finish "What's So Amazing about Grace". I've worked on that one for quite a while.

Enjoy your week.


Sandi McBride said...

OH WOW what I wouldn't give to be a kid in your Vacation Bible School ranks! I'd have TOO MUCH FUN...and if anyone doesn't believe you're getting Stars in your Crown...they're daffy!!!

Mimi said...

Sounds like you had a great vacation Bible School...and I'll bet you are a great teacher!!!

Denise said...

I loved working with VBS when I was younger but over the years I find that I want to work in the kitchen! hahahhah

come over and put your name in the pool pot! I have the prizes posted and will keep it open till Sunday !!!!!

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love your new Daisy avitar Mary. I am so thrilled that you were so successful last week. Why do we worry so much, when we just let the Holy Spirit lead the way, and give it to the Lord...he comes up with avenues we would never have discovered otherwise. Happy Tuesday. Blessings, Karen

Babydoll said...

Sounds like VBS went well!! What a blessing! :)

Dolly said...

Mary I wish I was there!
Sounds like so much fun!

I LOOOOVE cotton candy! :-)

Hugz, Dolly

vivian said...

When I used to be a stay at home mom, I used to run the arts and crafts program for our vacation bible school for quite a few years. Always a bit stressful, but so rewarding! Kind of miss those days now!
glad you are able to participate and enjoy the children!

willzmom said...

VBS always makes me feel like a kid again! So glad that you had a wonderful time and God was glorified!

Jan said...

As a child I used to love vacation bible school. It was just something I looked forward to when summer arrived! It sounds like you had a great, great experience.

Susie Q said...

VBS is always such fun! I missed being able to be a teacher this year. : (
It coincided with thye visit of our German friends and I was unable to be there. * really missed that.

You are such a blessing to those children!