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VBS in Shila

We had a wonderful week of VBS in Shila, with an amazing turn out! We registered  34 kids, which is an amazing number for our village. 23 of them were first time visitors. In addition to this, we had 2 grandparents and 1 parent sit in on some of the fun. This allowed us to get acquainted with them.  
This week was also a great encouragement to our faithful neighbor, who spent much of her time giving out invitations and talking with parents and grandparents about VBS. It was such a great blessing for her to see the fruit of her labour. 
Some of this week's highlights were:
34 New Testaments Handed Out!



Bible Lessons and Missionary Stories


Crazy Hat Day!



Preparing for VBS in Shila

Tomorrow we start VBS in Shila, the village where we live. We have spent the last few days getting the property ready, and making sure everything is in place. Today we transformed the garage into a castle, using the same props that we used in the city VBS. We plan to hold the lessons in the garage as it is much cooler then trying to hold it outdoors. The games and activities will be held in our yard.

My heart was touched as I watched my neighbor, who has faithfully attended the services for some time now, giving out invitations to VBS and talking with parents and grandparents about the upcoming VBS. It is exciting for me to see her get excited about the work of the Lord.

Please pray for us and the work in Shila, as the Sunday School attendance has been up and down lately. I am praying that VBS will help us to reconnect with some young people who have not been in awhile, and to bring us into contact with some new people we have not meet before.

VBS in Atamanova 2014

VBS went very well in the village of Atamanova. We had a good group of kids. They had a good time in playing the games, listening to the stories and doing other activities. Most importantly, they heard the Gospel preached. Please pray for our church family that lives in the village of Atamanova, as they follow up on the children who came to VBS, and continue to hold a Sunday School in this village.

VBS Krasnoyarsk 2014

First week of VBS in the city of Krasnoyarsk is over! The Lord truly blessed. So thankful for a wonderful group of missionaries and church members to work with to make this all possible. 3 more VBS' to go, please keep them in your prayers. We start in the village of Atamanova this Wednesday. A special thanks to Amber Pranger for making the video recap of the week. We hope you enjoy.