Victories at VBS

We have enjoyed some exciting ministry opportunities during the first two nights of Vacation Bible School this year.  So far, the Lord has allowed us to reach an average of over 560 children, the highest VBS attendance in our church’s history.

More importantly, we have already witnessed a lot of meaningful discipleship. Below are a couple of brief testimonies from one parent and one grandparent describing the way kids have been impacted through this year’s outreach.

I have some exciting news. I have been bringing 4 of my grandchildren to VBS this week. On the way home, our 5th grade grandson was telling all of us his new memory verse. It said something about being “born again.” This raised questions among the other 3 about what it means to be “born again.” We had a great discussion.

They, of course, thought that you would have to go back into your mother’s belly to be born again. We went on to discuss heaven and hell and eternal life. They all wanted to know how they could be born again too.

We told them it takes the simple act of asking Jesus to forgive your sins and be your Savior. After the discussion, our 2nd grade grandson announced that he had just prayed to trust Jesus and was saved! 

It was late, and we had to drop him off at his parents’ house, so we didn’t have much time to discuss this with him. But we will.

My normally quiet 5 year-old, who normally gives me no information, was pumped after VBS tonight. He told me he had a clean heart because he had asked Jesus to be his Savior a while ago. He told his 3 year-old brother that he needs to ask Jesus to be His Savior when he turns 5 because his heart is dirty.  

His brother yelled, “It’s not dirty!”

My 5 year-old looked at him with a serious expression and said, “It doesn’t hurt when Jesus is in your heart.”

Just wanted you to know they are hearing you! Thank you for teaching our kids!

We covet your prayers for the ministry of our servants and for the work of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of the children participating in Vacation Bible School this week.

Trey Garner
Trey Garner is the Pastor of Children's Ministries at Faith Church. He has been married to his wife Deb since 2001. They have two children named Noah and Lauren. Originally from Texas, Trey appreciates barnwood, armadillos, and Blue Bell Ice Cream.