Tuesday, June 17, 2008

About the Oatmeal. . .

Well it is VBS week, and I am a "Bible Blast" leader. It is the rotation where the kids hear the bible story. This year the theme is a science "Power Lab," but we are telling bible stories & trying to let the kids "experience" them. Yesterday, the kids broke out in dot stickers, and were quarantined--like the lepers. Only one leper came back to thank Jesus, thus the point of the day--Jesus gives us the power to be thankful.

Today was the story of Jesus healing the blind man. Jesus put mud over the blind mans eyes. Well, in our bible blast experience the kids were blindfolded in a dark room---we used oatmeal instead of mud, and put it on their forehead. I was kind of dreading the lesson--thinking the kids were going to freak out, but it really went well. The point of the lesson being that Jesus gives us the power to help others.

I made about twelve cooked cups of oatmeal, and only used about 1 :oP

Tomorrow we're WALKING ON WATER :O)

3 comments:

GWEN OATSVALL said...

i so miss VBS .. perhaps Maggie will be ready to do it again next year ... we decided to sponsor a child from Ethipia from compassion international ... i can't wait for his packet to get here ... jeremiah picked him out ... i just feel like i need to do something to help more children ...

can't wait for saturday .. hope VBS rocks all week ...

Mandi said...

I just wanted to let you know that you are getting your message across to a active almost 6 yr old. Alex told me the story of walking on water and how we need to keep our eyes on Jesus or we will sink. It was beautiful to hear him tell the story. Thank you for your part in my sons life. I am having a blast floating around and helping, I need to get in there to see all the cool stuff you are doing.

Andie said...

This has been a GREAT VBS week. I don't know who enjoyed things more - me or the kids!

Thanks for all your help & advice (VBS & medical related).

I'm sure going to miss you next week at camp.