Well, we have VBS this week at our church. We're doing Game Day Central, Lifeway's curriculum of the year. I'm teaching the younger 4s class, which I'm a bit nervous about. I've never taught a VBS class, and not been involved in much at all at our new church, so that's always intimidating, I think. (It's not the responsibility I'm nervous about, it's the adults who will be helping me. Give me twenty 4 year olds all by myself and I'd be fine. Throw in adult helpers and I get all nervous!!) In spite of that, I am looking forward to it, and it has already been a good way to get to know quite a few people at church.
VBS is every morning from 9-12, though teachers have to be there by 8:30...quite a feat for our crowd of late (and one very slow) breakfast eaters! Then Thursday afternoon there is a "surprise" for workers after 12, and Friday afternoon is our closing celebration. So, we have quite a long week ahead of us!
If you want to pray for us, you can pray:
~that the children's hearts will be open to what the Lord has for them to Learn.
~that I will teach clearly and on their level and only worry about pleasing the LORD!
~that Mattie's ear will clear up and not go into an infection which would cause me to miss (I'm the lead teacher in our class).
~that Jacob will not be too rowdy in a very excitable situation. And that he'll tolerate without reactions all the "treat-y" and sugary foods he'll be having this week, 5 days in a row, way out of his typical diet. (Aunt Candace will be thankful for these prayers later...he's in her class!)
~most importantly, that God will be glorified, and that the kids would see that we want to point them to HIM most of all!