We just wrapped up an exciting and fun week of Vacation Bible School at our Church! This year’s theme was “Agency D3, ” Discover, Decide, Defend who Jesus really is! I loved hearing my boys discuss their daily “mission” on the way home from church. Each day they would have a question about Jesus to research, such as “Is Jesus really God’s Son?” or “Did Jesus really die?” I love the passion, excitement and joy on all the kids faces. I worked the registration table and then floated around filling in for helpers…with my littlest munchkin tagging along. His favorite job was passing out snacks!
Recently, we were presented with an opportunity to bring this same VBS experience to a church plant in one of the most unreached population areas in the country. We have prayerfully decided that it would be a great local missions trip experience for our family. So, two of my sons and I are looking forward to a trip to Hialeah, Florida in August! While we are gone, my middle son will be spending the week with his Grandma and Papa being thoroughly spoiled!
Hialeah is a city about 20 minutes outside of Miami. Three South Florida counties—Miami, Broward and Palm Lake—comprise one of the most challenging missions fields in the United States with an estimated population of 10 million persons—a figure that includes undocumented persons—who represented more than 175 nationalities and speak in dozens of languages.
We’ll have the chance to minister directly to kids – bringing the gospel to them in a fun, interactive way. And it is an amazing opportunity for training our children in how to serve and gives them experience as missionaries – without leaving their state!
We will be staying in bunk-house style mission housing and working at the church. It has not yet been decided if VBS will be in the morning or evening, but during non-VBS hours we will help with clean-up, painting and general bettering of the church grounds and other random jobs.
We would love if you would remember us in prayer while we are on this trip!
~ Safety in travels and in our time with the children/families
~Wisdom to teach and encourage the children about God’s love for them
~Unity among our group of volunteer families
~Strength and energy for a busy week
~And most of all that God would be glorified in all that we do!
Make sure to follow us on Facebook so you can see pictures and updates throughout the week! We are so excited to see all that God has planned and can’t wait to be a part of it all! We can’t do it without your help, thank you so much!