For our VBS this year, we had the theme of "Journey off the Map." The idea being that our walk with Jesus is a daily journey, and we don't always know where He will take us! We have to trust Him and let Him be our guide each and every day. I loved the theme, and I was head of the decoration crew again this year. I had several wonderful helpers, including my good friend Dionne. Our church has a large auditorium and we've always divided the kids into four main groups for the daily rotations. So we made four large signs out of cardboard boxes (over six feet long and eight feet high!) instead of styrofoam like the curriculum suggested. So we spent lots of time at church painting, painting and painting some more. I think they turned out wonderfully well!
We also made four palm trees. They were a bit of work to figure out... we used three yardsticks nailed across each other, then stapled the large cardboard, painted leaves onto them. They were weighed down inside the posts with a string and weights since they were top heavy. Two of the four were anchored to the wall so they wouldn't fall over. They looked cool, even if they were not too authentic (after seeing them on our vacation!) Overall, I was very pleased with the decorations and very thankful for the help given to me by many church members!
Our theme verse this week...
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
Who among the gods is like you, Lord? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.