We had 121 children and 31 adults join Kamalei (Abby Hutcheson), Hunter (Christian HeidtHarris), Madi (Jordan Becker), and Cooper the Dog (Anna Lee HeidtHarris) for 5 adventure-filled days on Promise Island learning about God’s lifesaving love and His amazing promises to us!
From adult and youth volunteers to nursery children, all experienced fun, learning opportunities. We offered classes for ages 4-14, and special activities for nursery children. Through song and Bible stories, we learned that God promises us: “I Am With You,” “I Care About You,” “I Give You What You Need,” “I Will Save You,” and “I Will Answer You.”
Each day we enjoyed fun theme-related crafts, games, and snacks. We celebrated all of God’s promises with a special Water Day on Friday. The children (and adults) learned that God’s promises and love are forever!
On Friday night, we had a special island sendoff complete with a hotdog and hamburger supper and a special viewing of Chipwrecked” on the big screen in Zion Park. At Friday night’s closing celebration, all of the Promise Island adventurers shared God’s lifesaving love and amazing promises with family and friends through song, prayer, skit, and slideshow. On Sunday, June 24, the Promise Island adventurers shared their favorite music during the 11:00AM worship.
We are sharing God’s promises and love with our 2012 VBS sponsored ministry: Military Care Packages for the Army 603rd Unit out of Hunter Army Airfield. The kids made awesome cards, collected $312, and several items (hard candy, black pens, beef jerky, sunflower seeds, ramen noodles, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, word searches, popcorn, Pringles, Q-tips, eye drops, moist wipes, toothpaste/brush, etc.) for the Military Care Packages.
The VBS directors want to thank all who selflessly gave their time and talents, donated goods or money, and supported VBS with prayers. It took each and every one of you to make this year’s VBS such a success!