Welcome friends, old and new, known and unknown! It has been my desire to share with you how the Lord is working in my life as I serve the Lord on the mission field of Kabwe, Zambia. There is an old black and white movie called The African Queen. It is about a boat that travels down river. This blog is not about a boat. It is however, about my travels on the mission field of Kabwe, Zambia. By the way, did you know that my name means queen. For many years I have been burdened for souls in Africa. That is why some of my friends call me African Queen.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Wordless Book VBS

I know you all pray for us during VBS.
So I thought you might like to come and share in our day.

For me the day starts pretty early with a nice cup of coffee 
and quiet time with the Lord.

After that, I pack up the car and head over to the church.

Every morning, there are children waiting at the gate 
(over an hour before VBS starts).

They are very excited to see us and very eager 
for all that a new day at VBS brings.

It is such a blessing when they come ready to say thier memory verses.
You may ask, "What do they get for saying thier verse?"
Well, I'm glad you asked.
They are excited to say thier verse because they get........ A STICKER!!!!!!!
I know, you are thinking an American child won't even say a verse for a big prize like an iPod, 
but a sticker?
Yes, they are excited to say their verse for a simple,
but cute sticker that they get to pick.
After all, a sticker is not all they get.
When we hide God's Word in our hearts it helps us to be more conscious of our sinful ways.
Psalm 119:11  "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee."
(We do believe in honoring those who do thier best, so at the end of the week, the children who said all of their verses got a New Testament and those who said up to 5 verses got other small prizes.)

When it is time for VBS to start, Pastor Don and Auntie Karen round the children all up for review, memory verse for the day and song time.

Next comes the Bible Lesson (this is part of Friday's lesson).

This week we had:
around 25 kids respond to the invitations
and 3 boys accepted Christ as their personal Saviour.
This is one of the boys who accepted Christ.

After Bible Time, we get the children up for a game.

On Friday it was a little rainy, so we played inside.
A balloon = instant FUN!!!!!

Now the children get a needed drink of fruit juice.

Then, its time for the exciting missionary story.