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Sunday, August 2, 2009


Last week I volunteered at V.B.S (Vacation Bible School) at our church. I help run the preschool group and I am the "crazy skit lady" at the beginning of the day. Our theme this year was Crocodile Dock (swamp theme) I was Firefly Fawnda, each day I would introduce the bible point of the day by acting silly (most days it was by pretending to eat worms!) I also got to tell the preschoolers the bible story of the day. This year the bible stories were about Moses leading his people out of Egypt. It was a total blast!

As a kid, I LOVED VBS! It was so fun learning all the songs, making the crafts. making new friends. I am pretty sure that our mom signed us up for more than one VBS each summer and we thought it was because she loved us so much (now I know it is because she would get a little morning break!) I can still remember some of the songs that we would sing at our VBS's. I also remember when I became too old to attend VBS I couldn't wait to volunteer at it! It was THE thing to look forward to all summer!

Now that I am a mom, I still love it. I am so glad that I am able to volunteer at it each year. It is so great to be part of teaching God's word and message to kids! Every day the kids were so excited to be there. Because I was up front I became a bit of a "local celebrity" all week kids would come up to me and say "Hi Firefly Fawnda!" and they often would give me hugs goodbye too. If that doesn't make you want to come back for more I don't know what does.

VBS lets me channel to kid in me, unfortunately I live in an adult body that gets very tired! At the end the week I was glad that it was ONLY one week long, but we are already planning for next year!


Pam said...

I loved VBS as a kid, and I too have so many great memories of attending and helping. How fun!

Lindsay said...

I loved VBS as a kid, and I love it as a mommy because I can send my kids and get a break.....lol I did help at our churches VBS, I did some of the pre-organizing stuff, and I did registration each night. But honestly after being with my kids at home every day the last thing I want to do is go and be around more kids.....lol It's a good thing I choose being a stay-at-home mom over becoming a teacher because I don't think I could have done both.