In the summertime many churches provide a VBS for their church and neighborhood kids to come to. We felt impressed by the Lord to take a mobile VBS to THEM...or rather an ALIEN INVASION! The first day was Take Me To Your Leader. With the help of aliens and puppets, we taught the kids that the Bible is God's rule book and that Jesus is our leader. Then the kids engaged in some Alien Games like: Find the Aliens in the Sand, and Aliens in a Spoon Race. Courtney did face painting which was a big hit with the kids. Then came drinks and snacks...yummy! The next night was Out of this World....lol, uh that was the title of our lesson . Melissa taught the kid's from John Chapter 17....where it says that because Jesus is not of this world, then we can be also. She taught that as Christians we are to live like aliens from another planet. When we live as Jesus did sometimes people will look at us like we're from another world. Next the puppet sang "Jesus is the Light" by Carman. The kids really enjoyed the puppet. We played more games: Run to the Chair and Sit on a Water Balloon, Throw a Water Balloon at an Alien Game, and then finally they threw water balloons at each other. It was a fun and wet experience, especially when they dumped the cooler of water over my head. This was a great opportunity that God gave us, and we believe that the fruit that will come from this may out-live us and our ministry.
Jesus called them to him, saying, " Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God." Luke 18:16.
I want to leave you with this, if they cannot come to Jesus, then we must take Jesus to them!
Living Radical for Jesus,