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Thursday, August 07, 2014

Summer Camp/VBS 2014

Our VBS was amazing last week!  This year we combined with the Christian Missionary Church and transported their kids to the church.  Together with Pastor Jiuta and his church we ministered to over 247 children!  There were over 70 youth and adults involved as well.  This was our biggest outreach ever.  

The church served over 1900 meals during the seven event.  Our whole church was involved and many lives were changed.  We were so blessed by the enthusiasm of the members of the church to participate!  Every night they were there, providing meals and teaching the children.  Each of the groups in our church volunteered to provide meals for two nights.  Our Single young adults ran and directed the most amazing storytelling area.  

They went all out with special effects and everything.  The Bible stories came alive.  All the kids were involved.  They did a fantastic job!  The Women’s fellowship ran the Bible Challenge and taught the kids how to look up verses in the Bible!  They also taught them memory verses in songs.  We taught on God’s amazing grace toward us.  

The focus was Jesus and His disciples around the shore of Galilee!  The men’s fellowship ran all the games.  Those children never had so much fun.  Our men became big kids as well.  What a great week.  

We even managed to build a preschool area in just one weekend in an old garage area that was behind the main sanctuary.  Little did we know we would have 51 preschool children with parents in that area!  Our preschool program was just as amazing as our older kids area.  We are overwhelmed at the motivation and enthusiasm our members to make things first class.  We took all of the children on a picnic on Saturday and had the big celebration Sunday morning with the parents.  What an awesome week.  This is what it is all about!  Changing lives for Jesus.  The new room expansion made it all possible.  We had it all split up into three different areas.  Children's room, main sanctuary and the garage converted into a preschool area!  Praise the Lord! 

 A super big thank you to sister Edna our children's education leader, Shawn and everyone that was involved to make this happen.  On top of all of that a big thank you for all of you who partner with us here in the Marshall Islands.  Next project, a room for the preschool, office and new bathrooms.  We are growing and all glory goes to the Lord for what He is doing in the Marshall Islands!  God bless you all and thanks you!

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn and family

PS: If you would like to be a part of what God is doing here in the islands you can contact us at rikakisteve@gmail.com  

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