VBS wrapped up on Friday afternoon. After a completely dry week weather-wise, the clouds turned purple and ominous during our last 2 hour session. Everyone hurried up a bit and ended about 30 minutes early. There were prizes, little gifts, and cake and other junk food. It was a nice week and a good ending. I think everyone at least had an opportunity to get home before the clouds opened up and the rain sprang downward and refreshed the parched landscape. I was glad to see one layer of dust disappear from the surface of our truck.
Wednesday saw the most kids with over 60. Thursday and Friday saw about the same 40-45 kids. Some parents figured out that the Bible club was not Catholic and pulled their kids the last two days. Apparently, a couple of them pulled them during the session on Thursday. Not a great surprise. Last year a few of the neighbors there threatened to call the police. I have no idea for what reason. There was nothing illegal about the Bible club. That may be why they apparently never did call the police or at least why no police ever showed up.
The team did well and enjoyed their interactions via the games and crafts. The other half of the team taught a kids’ English club at the community center and they saw 20-25 kids every day. We’re very happy to see how the Lord used all 6 teams that came down this summer. It takes a lot of time and commitment to reach people with the Gospel through friendship evangelism. That is how it must be done through these community centers that are legally recognized as civil organizations. It is worth the effort and the time. The seeds take more time to plant but I think the eventual spiritual harvest will be with deeper roots.