|Our first meeting back in June... oh how naive we were! Next year, planning is starting WAY earlier.|
Especially when you're trying to prep for a classroom at the same time! I feel like I'm having to prep two classrooms... This week, we have been shopping twice for supplies (both trips had overflowing carts). I've spent about 16 hours setting up, organizing, and decorating (that was in two days).
|My shopping cart (and I wasn't done) during one trip|
I'm not complaining (although it super sounds like I am... ha!), because I really do enjoy it. But I didn't realize it was this much work! God bless all of the VBS directors out there, especially the ones that have to do it alone. Goodness. Thankful I have four others on the directing team, plus a couple of other helpers who have taken the initiative to come help set up. Thankful for those people!
|Nate and our associate pastor hanging up a VBS advertisement outside of a local restaurant|
We are definitely burned out, but when we see the kiddos (starting tomorrow-Thursday evenings) I think it will be all worth it. We are praying for the kids who will come to us, hoping that they hear and understand how much God loves them. That He loves them so much, he sent His Son to die for their sins so they could spend eternity with Him in Heaven if they believe in Him. All the glory goes to God for what happens at this VBS. Wahoo!
So that is why I haven't posted anything in the past two days. Busy busy busy. Hopefully I'll get some pictures in of our set up and I can do a wrap up post next week.
P.S. Did anyone else watch the Opening Ceremonies? The beginning was a bit odd... but I thought when they fashioned the Olympic rings and lifted them in the air, letting them spark... that was so cool! And then the parade of the nations, c'mon. USA! USA! USA! And the very end with the fireworks all across London? Beautiful! Our DVR will be busy for the next 17 days :)