Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wahoo Buck-A-Roo!

It's Flipside VBS down at Cobb Ranch! We've had a galloping good time this week. The whole family has been involved! Since we're holding our VBS (vacation Bible school) at Cobb Ranch the kids get to do extra fun activities like: going on a hay ride, playing in the special playground, feeding and petting the animals and, my personal favorite, riding horses on the last day! Cowgirl Clarabelle even showed up.

It was an amazing week! 32 kids accepted Jesus as their Savior! Most were kids we reached through the Good News after school program this last semester. We had 142 kids in attendance. Wahoo-Buck-A-Roo!

One of the super fun things we do is have a little competition between the boys and the girls for the offering. The kids gave over $1,800! Wow! The girls alone donated almost $1,300. Because the girls won the competition Cowgirl Clarabelle did NOT have to get a pie in her face (unlike last year!). Instead she delightedly smashed a pie in the face of Bert, one of our lovable highschool drama participants. Also receiving a pie were Yuk-Yuk Buck (AKA, Karl - our senior pastor) and Jon, our street team leader. They were good sports and took it like men!

The best part of the offering is that it is being given to Camino Del Rio church plant in North Carolina. Every penny is going to their children’s ministry so they too can reach children with the message of Jesus. Story after story came in of kids giving their entire “piggy bank” of coins and dollars so “kids in Carolina can have a VBS like this one”. Amazing! These kids get it!

What an awesome God we serve!