As missionaries, our goal is to bring people to Christ. One of the easiest places to start is with children.
My camera was broken a couple of weeks ago, and I missed being able to take pictures of VBS and upload them daily like I did last year. However, I have rounded up pictures from others who were there (thank you, everyone!) to share with you.
Our theme this year was "Greatest Discoveries of the World" and we were at the "sea" seeking "treasures." Throughout the week we "discovered" the Bible, Jesus, great heroes of the Bible, and salvation.
We were able to meet each day, Monday through Friday, on the orphanage property. We were in the same neighborhood as last year, so it was a joy to see many of the kids return for another year of fun. We were thrilled when SIX children received Christ! That number may seem small, but considering that many of these were saved last year and that we have been able to see many from the orphanage saved already, we were excited about this number! We had an average of 35 kids attend each day (many of the orphans were gone to various camps).
One of the greatest blessings of VBS this year was the fact that it was run almost entirely by Ukrainians! The missionaries helped with crafts, games, and financing... but the rest... lessons, singing, Scripture memorization, etc... was done by our faithful young people for whom we are very grateful.
Enjoy the pictures!