Thursday, September 25, 2008

August 2008 VBS

Report on VBS, August 2008

VBS has been real unique this year! Unlike the previous years, five missionaries from Watermark Community Church. Dallas, TX, came in to help organize the event. The team was led by Mr. Robert (Bob) Rudy in the company of his wife Elizabeth Rudy, Mark McLaughlin, Roxana Deadman and Robbie Russell. It was a cross-cultural program as the team worked in collaboration with Aniefiok and Judy udo and other ministers.
The program lasted for 6 days, started Tuesday, 6th August and ended on Sunday, 10th August in a variety show. Event was held in the premises of Monika Elementary School owned by a German lady who is married to a Nigerian. Over 500 children were in attendance and each day was met with an increase.

Theme of VBS was “The pirate who don’t do anything”, a veggie tale VBS series. Fortunately, most of the children here do not know much about the pirates nor veggie tales, hence they were real eager to find out. They were so fascinated by the skits presented by the mission team as well as the movie clips. Other features included Arts/Crafts, games, soccer competition, etc. Over 25 volunteer teachers were recruited from about 14 churches pastored by the AMF pastors and 10 classrooms were used. Lunches and snacks were served daily. Thanks for helping us do so.

Sunday marked the highlight of the program as children and parents from 3 different cities in the metropolis trooped into the hall of Fellowship Bible Church, Ikot – Ekpene, Nigeria. On attendance too, was the city mayor, who was very impressed with the event and expressed interest in continuity of such programs to help our youth and children live Godly lives.

VBS, 2008 has been the ‘talk of town’. Parents are greatly impressed and our children are happy. They are looking forward to participating next year. Our heartfelt thanks goes to our missionaries who worked tirelessly and sacrificially to make the program a great success.

1. Prayer of Thanksgiving to God for all his goodness towards us.
2. Divine provision to meet our budget for the year.
3. Wisdom for growth and expansion of our frontiers

4. Pray for divine blessing on all our partners,