The 2nd night of VBS was the day I returned home from Peru! When I walked in my mind was flooded with many thoughts when I saw all the teachers dressed up, and all the elaborate decorations. I was reminded how little the Peruvian churches have in comparison to most churches in the U.S. I was reminded how content, thankful, and joyful the Peruvian children were with a simple coloring sheet and ONE single piece of candy. Part of me felt a little guiltly, and greatly saddened by the amount of money our church (and many others) spend on one week of VBS. Don't get me wrong, I think VBS is great! But, I do think sometimes we overspend and lose sight of the MOST important thing in the midst of the decorations, costumes, crafts, and music. The most important thing is Jesus Christ - sharing His love and His saving message! How I pray the children who attended our VBS truly understand who Jesus is and what He has done for them!
I know my children learned a lot, and had wonderful teachers. I am thankful!