Monday, June 22, 2015

Mount Everest....

I don't remember going to a Vacation Bible School as a kid....
I do remember going to some lady's house for "The Good News Club"....
and I am sure was a God-fearing sweet lady...but what I remember was BOOOOOORING. (and she might have possibly been a hoarder.)

Last week we had Vacation Bible School here. There were over 400 kids....
100 youth volunteers and over 100 adult volunteers.

It was organized and run as smoothly as the moon landing. 
That's how I know God picked the exact right people to be involved in it and run it...
from the head honchos....down to grandmothers who worked the kitchen and kept us all fed like we were on a cruise ship (thanks for the extra 10 pounds)

It was 5 days filled with whipped cream, laughing....and singing....
and learning about running the race

Wrapping ourselves in His Love and Presence....
From what I heard....
there was not once ounce of boring in any room on this campus.

from what I witnessed...kids and adults of all ages spent last week....

learning, without a doubt....that God loves them and will never leave them.
And that is one thing that will never change.
We live in a community of people of all ages and all walks of life who BELIEVE in Jesus....
We get to see He HAS done...What He IS doing and what He WILL do.
I saw beauty from ashes.....
I saw a grieving mother laughing with her grandchildren...
I saw families that I didn't think would ever smile again, smiling and singing  
I saw miracles....kids dancing that were never supposed to even stand up 
or leave the hospital ICU....
I saw answered prayers and promises come true....

The Theme was "Mount Everest- Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power"

And sure enough.....we heard and saw mountain sized lessons from what the world refers to as "the least of these"
"I look up to the mountains;
does my strength come from mountains?
No, my strength comes from God,
Who made heaven and earth and mountains.
He guards you when you leave and when you return." -Psalm 121:1,2,8b

God, Thank You for taking each of us to the mountaintops with You....and staying so very close to us in the valleys.

In His Dust,
DCC

4 comments:

Will Mitchell said...

You captured it perfectly!!!

Suzanne Wilson said...

I can't wait for our Everest experience in July! My favorite week each summer!!

Alison Calloway said...

:)

Rochelle from Group said...

What an amazing experience! Thank you for sharing it, Debbi! We at Group are honored to be a part of your VBS and continue to pray for the kiddos who attended!