Games, Creation, Rain, Hope, and Pizza!Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 Filed under: 2k13 | Tags: backyard VBS, Camp Splash, Creation, Hope Church, missional, RVA, Southern Barton Heights 1 Comment
Our 2nd Annual Camp Splash – backyard VBS – kicked off today with 19 community kids and 7 moms who hung out with us, too… along with the youth and college folks from Hope Church, the community and my niece!! Quite a team that God has put together!
We started our time playing parachute games. The numbers steadily grew as the evening progressed. The sounds of laughter echoed through the community.
Then, we took a break to hear the story based on God’s Letter to us – the Bible, specifically Genesis 1 and 2. God made everything including you and me! He spoke it into being. We also learned that God is eternal, powerful, loving, perfect and very kind.
Then, it was time for the water games….
Although the rain hit about 45 minutes or so into the evening, the timing worked out perfectly. We quickly got everyone inside before the torrential downpours! Which gives a whole new meaning to Camp Splash!
Just in time to play some inside games….
before we had pizza dinner and craft time, where the kids could create something out of Model Magic! And I would be remiss if I didn’t give a shout-out to our neighbor and friend, Claudia, for making some killer cookies! They were a HUGE hit!
Tomorrow…We play more wet games! We learn about SIN (boo!!!!) and craft time is scratch art! Dinner…wow. Dinners this week are going to be amazing because I have some WONDERFUL, LOVING, GIVING friends who are providing meals… Subway sandwiches are on deck for tomorrow.
I have to admit, one of the biggest surprises and best blessings is the fact that 7 of the moms chose to hang out with us. I love getting to know my neighbors!!!!
Enjoy the rest of the pictures…