Monday, July 9, 2012

Block Party

Both the Texas team and New Jersey teams have been working side-by-side all day making preparations and creating games and carnival activities. We got ready for neighborhood kids to join us. Several had been stopping by this afternoon as we were going through our set up. Music, bubbles, games, hot dogs and more. Several of the girls handled the face painting, which everyone seemed to enjoy.  There were games throughout the parking lot much like the games we play at our Harvest Festival.

Part of our morning activities included receiving a big load of food from the Maryland Food Bank. We will be handing out food and paper goods to those in the neighborhood who were without power during the recent storms.  We went into the local neighborhood in small groups and passed out VBS flyers and talked to a few residents after the food was put in the church's Pantry.  One of the groups talked to a little girl who was just about ready to accept Christ. She was so glad to get the flyer and is excited about coming to VBS. Most of the kids and leaders seem to be working well together as if we had always been one large group.  It's so nice to see God at work in all of our lives.