Discovering the God of the Universe at VBS 2017

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We had a blast at Out of This World VBS 2017 as we used space to discover the God of the universe! Each day, our kids had the opportunity to learn how space can remind us of God’s character, and they explored these ideas through Bible lessons, games, mission projects for Young Life Haiti, small group time, and crafts! We memorized Psalm 86:10 together to remind us that God is “great and does marvelous deeds; [He] alone is God.” Check out some of the pictures and details from what we did below, and be sure to check out our full picture selection on the RK Shutterfly Site!

This week couldn’t happen without the time, energy, and love from our incredible volunteer team! Thanks to everyone who served this week and for helping kids discover and grow closer to the God of the universe! Our volunteers rock!

Monday: The sun reminds us that God is all-knowing, all-powerful, and always with us, and we read from Psalm 139 to find the Biblical evidence of these truths. Kids got to make their very own geo-board pictionary game, color drawstring bags for Young Life Haiti, and keep suns (balloons) in the air for their team!

Tuesday: The moon doesn’t have light of its own; it can only reflect the light from the sun. This reminds us that God is holy (which means perfect) and that we can be holy only because God is holy! God’s holiness shines through us and we can reflect it to others, just like the moon reflects the sun’s light. Kids heard the story of Isaiah’s vision of the holy God in Isaiah 6, learned about the phases of the moon as they made their moon gazer craft, they played with “moon rocks” at Game Stop, and they decorated picture frames for children at the Good Shepherd School in Haiti, complete with a smiling picture of themselves!

Wednesday: The earth is the only planet in our solar system that has everything we need to live, and it can remind us that God will always take care of us, just like God took care of Elijah using ravens and a widow in 1 Kings 17. At our stations today, kids made a stained glass earth craft, helped the earth complete its orbit with a partner, and made visors for YL Haiti workers to wear in the fields.

Thursday: We looked at Genesis 12 and 15 to learn about the stars and God’s promise to Abram. The story of God’s covenant with Abram and the stars can remind us that God is faithful, which means he always keeps His promises. Kids made star projectors, formed constellations with their crews, and packed bags of school supplies from their daily offering for children at the Good Shepherd School in Haiti!

Friday: We broke out from our normal routine on Friday to have a cross-cultural experience with our mission partners at Young Life Haiti! We got to hear about life in Haiti, taste mango juice, enjoy some delicious fried plantains, and even learn some Creole words! A special thanks to Julie Scott and her YL Haiti team for coordinating this morning for us and ending our week with an incredible experience!

Author: Brittany Nelson

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