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We’re almost done! The kids are downstairs enjoying a pizza and t-shirt signing party. They’ve been so excited all morning!

It was like herding cats, but we got everyone on the stage for a song in closing today. I can’t post video from my iPod, but I will post it as soon as I get home.

It’s been an emotionally draining week for the team. We haven’t posted as often as we intended, and we apologize for that. God has sent some amazing children into our lives this week- their stories break our hearts and their smiles and laughter have healed our souls. It’s going to take a little time for us to unpack our thoughts, but we’ll be sharing their stories with all of you as soon as we’re able…we promise!

The hardest part comes in about 15 minutes when we have to say goodbye and head for home. Keep us in your prayers for safe travel, but we especially ask you to pray for the children we have come to love this week that they may continue to live in The Light that we have taught them about this week.

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Day 3 Begins

The kids will be arriving in about an hour for day 3 of VBS. We’re all finishing last minute preparations on our lessons – today we will be teaching the kids about Jesus and the plan of salvation. It’s a big day!

It was supposed to be water day in Recreation, and God must have thought that water was a great idea because it’s been raining since the very early hours of the morning. Plans are flexible though, and we’ve decided to take advantage of the kids’ creativity and hold Rec on the indoor ramp this morning. Human log-rolling, a game they’ve created as they move between classes will now be on the agenda. They’ll be so excited!

Keep the kids in your prayers as we present today’s message. Pastor Bob and I had an amazing discussion with our 12 and 13 year-olds yesterday after one boy asked us who God was, and some of the other kids chimed in to help us answer. We can’t wait to see what discussions will come out of today’s lesson!

FYI, Laurel made a new friend at the Bottomless Lakes yesterday. It was amazing to watch…the butterfly seemed to think she was a flower and fluttered around for at least 10 minutes, landing on her several times.

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Roswell, Here We Come!

We’ve spent the last year fundraising, writing a special VBS curriculum, missing the people that we have come to love over the past several trips, and preparing our hearts for another trip to Roswell, NM.  Now we have less than a week until we leave to return to Westminster Presbyterian Church, our home away from home.  We’re excited!!!!

We have a team of 29 this year – 20 who will leave on July 10th via the open road and travel the approximately 1700 miles through 8 states to arrive in Roswell on Saturday afternoon, and 9 who will travel by air.

We will be leading a FREE Vacation Bible School at Westminster Presbyterian Church for the children of Roswell and the surrounding communities, and providing them with a hot lunch before they leave each afternoon.  As we have learned in past years, even our best layed plans cannot compare with the experience that God has planned for us.  We can’t wait to see what God has in store for us this year!

Check back often as different team members will be posting updates as we get free moments.  We are grateful for your prayers and your support as we undertake this trip…know that we always return as better, more God-focused people who are better equipped to engage the world around us because of this experience!