Friday, October 6, 2017

Ecuador Mission Trip - VBS



Rather than chronicling day by day of my trip to Quito, Ecuador I decided to do my posts in groups.  For this one, I'm going to talk about our Vacation Bible School activities.

We had two hours for two days (a total of 4 hours) to cram songs, activities, lessons, and snacks down the kids' throats.  

Victoria and Katherine

(Me and Victoria bonded.  She clung to me and I cherished it.  Katherine had her moments, with most of them being preoccupied with sneaking off or turning the furniture upside down.  But, hey, we're all God's children!)

My husband, Jason, was the Bible class leader.  He taught on Noah and the Ark, and God's Promises.  A gal translated it to the children in Spanish.

On day one of Crafts, the kids made a rainbow out of popsicle sticks.  The second day they made rainbow bracelets.

Games were simple.  There was lots of play with beach balls, tennis balls, and frisbees.  

We sang several worship songs, some in English and some in Spanish.  "God's Not Dead" and "Good Good Father" were two favorites.

'John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt' (in English and Spanish form) is now the bane of my existence!

My responsibility was transitioning a group of children from one class to the next, and keeping an eye on them during the activities.  


Each child wore matching white and blue Pan de Vida outfits, including socks and shoes.  On the second day of VBS they were allowed to keep the outfits and wear them home.
Christian reading a book to a child

2 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

What a beautiful group of children. It looks like everyone is having a great time with their lessons and crafts.

Mimi B said...

What a great way to share the love of Jesus with the children! Looks like it was amazing.