To say that we had an awesome time at VBS would be an understatement! It was a great week!
We sang, danced, got wet, popped balloons, laughed, learned about missions (from that loud Missions Man), and learned a lot about our Guide - Jesus.
It was planned and executed by an amazing team lead by Wanda Lewis, Bo Willis, Darby Brown, Wendy Willis and LeAnne Boddie. The team that they assembled for teaching, decorating, activities, and assisting did an awesome job.
But the best thing about VBS was the children - the most noisy, sometimes smelly, mischievous, (did I already say noisy), fun and amazing group of kids!! It was incredible to see the love and friendships that formed. From the youngest to the oldest, they enjoyed every minute.
That's one of the things that I like about Buffalo Church - we place a major emphasis on our children, youth and young adults. Jesus said, "Let the children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of Heaven." (Matthew 19:14) This is a verse that teaches us an important message - children can show us how to love and know the kingdom of God. Their unhindered, explosive, mischievous, noisy love for life and Jesus is what Jesus is talking about! It is a pursuit of joy that is contagious and sometimes up-ending of normal, daily life (if you are a parent then you know what I am talking about)
May we be joyful, contagious, noisy, unhindered, explosive and very, very childlike in our God-seeking off the map kind of life!!