Friday, July 31, 2009

VBS 7th grade campout

Madison participated in the VBS campout this year. The campers learn how to do Christian Mime during the camp and then put on a presentation for family the last evening. It has always proved to be a very powerful experience for the campers, and this year was no exception. Madison was very nervous about attending the camp this year. She has struggled a lot with overnights away from home since dad died last year. Myriah and James both agreed to be a part of the teen team of volunteers per Madison's request so she would have family there with her. The prayer time on Wednesday evening was very moving for Madison. She shed lots of tears during the prayer time and I am sure it was a great release and brought healing to her as well. I am so proud of what she accomplished this week. She has really grown! For the presentation each small group acted out a parable. The families were then asked to guess which parable it was. Here is Madison's small group. I will reveal which parable at the end of this post.

After the parables were complete, the entire group of 7th graders performed a mime to the song "Shine Down" by Sandi Patti. This is performed each year and is considered a high light by the campers every year. For some reason that video clip does not want to download, so I'll try again another time to post that video. For now I'll leave you with some photos instead.

Next week is VBS week. Thursday evening will be the pie and ice cream social. Each grade level will get to perform a song. Then 7th graders will get to perform a new mime that they will learn during VBS. This time the performnce will be for a much larger crowd. VBS is always a very fun; but, extremely exhausting week! We are all looking forward to it!

And; the parable in the video... The Feeding of the 5,000


Molly Koop said...

It was fun to read your post about VBS. We're staying at an extended stay hotel (the kids and I) so that we can be close enough to church to make it there every morning. We can't wait for this week. (Although, hotel living with four kids is not my cup of tea!) Brendan said he saw you at the deli at Target today but he was distracted enough by three kids and his meat and cheese selection to not say hello. :) I'll see you around this week!

Anonymous said...

Hello Kristina,
It was good to see you today. Thanks for coming by to say 'Hi'. Loving VBS. Thanks for the post. You do a nice job! Cheri

Margaret in Minnesota said...

Kristina, I'm going to leave a quick comment on this post and say it was lovely to have met you on Saturday. You are very inspiring--that rosary! oh my goodness!--and I pray that God may bless & keep your family always.

With love in Him,