Having inner tubes as part of your stage decorations means one thing:  kids (and apparently adults, too) want to play with them!     Steering while singing Fixin’ My Eyes on You:   Pilot Enric and his passengers finally made it to Hawaii.   For Bible story time, Ro, a great company of stuffed animals, and Ro-Ro…

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I will get to VBS pictures shortly, but first a bunny trail…   For the first several years I lived in Phoenix, I spent a lot of time in the city-built housing area we call the Projects.  I visited kids there, often several times a week, and I knew kids in almost every section.  I…

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Our evening skits continued with Meg and Bill still trying to get to Hawaii.     Dallas told the Bible story about David and Goliath.   Girl Scout cookies and ice pops for snack:   I’m not sure what this game was called, but Dallas said, “Battle!” and teams had to try to run across…

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It is great to have Ro emceeing this week.     More workout worship!   Darrell held the kids’ attention with his telling of the parable of the lost son; he had two helpers:  the older son and the younger son.     He even brought the best robe…at least, the best our costume closet…

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This week, we invited children that live in neighborhoods to the east of Aim Right.  It was definitely a smaller group, but they were quite excited to be at VBS.  Caleb, Stephanie, and Madison led us in what I’ll call workout worship; praising Jesus got hearts pumping!     We’re blessed to have a few out-of-state…

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The final night of VBS included enthusiastic singing…   the skit participants finally making it to Hawaii…   jiggling Jello…   decorating class pictures…   volleyball…   a memory verse game… foam crafts…   wrapping up the story of Esther…   playing with the jiggling Jello… girls who wore their fancy dresses…   and taking…

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The children’s participation in our Opening Assembly singing has progressed from Monday’s I-don’t-know-these-songs shyness to Thursday’s I’ll-even-join-you-on-stage boldness.     Even the sound man is doing a praise jig in the sound booth!   A water sponge relay created lots of fun along with something else I’ll note several photos down.   One of the younger attendees of…

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Apparently the way to get Mr. Max to cheese it up is to tell him, “Do NOT smile.”         Since a pillowcase makes a pretty large canvas, children have been adding new designs every evening.   Can’t go wrong with ice pops!   Children have been memorizing John 14:1-2 and 6.  Here, they’re…

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Attendance jumped from 30 to 50 for our second night of VBS.  Kids had a great time learning new songs, eating cupcakes, decorating pillowcases, memorizing Scripture, tossing water balloons, and hearing another segment about the life of Esther.  A big, big thanks to our local volunteers and Trinity Christian youth for leading kids on a Hawaiian adventure…

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The youth group from Trinity Christian Fellowship in Ohio arrived on Saturday and is spending the week in Phoenix to help us with VBS.  Below are some photos of night #1.  You can also find more on our Facebook page.      

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