Vacation Bible School-2011

Day 2, Monday, July 11th

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Day 2 again began with registration of new children, the opening prayer by Pastor Paul and instructions for the day from Becky.  She announced the Word of the Day was "COMPASSION".

She thanked the children for bringing in their canned goods and for the stuffed bears (and other creatures).
Attendance for Day 2 jumped from 28 to 48.  WOW!  What a surprise!

Becky Giving Instructions for the day.  Street Sign

Bear  Bears  Stuffed Animals & More

All aboard the bus to Main Street, U.S.A.—Day 2.

Sandra continued teaching the children "I'll Adjust My Attitude" and "Jesus Makes a Difference Every Day".

Children Singing  Children Singing

Children Singing  Children Singing

The classes again went to the various activities of crafts, games, Parable Productions and classrooms, where the children acted out the Daily Word (Compassion) and talked about what they learned during story telling.

Lana told the children about "The Parable of the Roadside Rescue"  (Luke 10:25-37).

This is the parable that Jesus told about a man who was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers.  They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.  A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.  So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.  But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.  He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine.  Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him.  The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper.  "Look after him," he said, "and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have."  Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?

The children again went to a classroom where they discussed the parable and performed a skit that helped them learn the meaning of Compassion by acting it out.

Children's Skit About the Parable  Children's Skit About the Parable

Children's Skit About the Parable

For Craft Time today the children were very creative in making bracelets, necklaces & crosses with the words "Love is God".  After Craft Time, snack time.

Child Working on Cross  Child Working on Cross

Love God Cross  Child Showing Cross

Girl Showing Cross  Boy Showing Cross

Bracelet on Child's Wrist  Girl Showing Necklace

After Craft Time, Snack Time!!!

Geneva Cook Prepares Snacks  Snack for the Day

Today's Game Time also acted out a scenario for Compassion but was a lot of fun for the children.  There were two teams and each team placed one child inside a hula-hoop, which represented being locked up.  Each team was to fill up an empty cup with water to raise a ping-pong ball to the top.  The children had to use a small bottle cap to transfer the water to the cup and the first team to get the ping-pong ball to the top would release the imprisoned teammate.

Child Rilling Cup with Water  Children Returning to Get More Water

Child Filling Cup with Water  Child Filling Cup with Water

Cup with Ping-Pong Ball at the Top

And, we have a winner!!!

The children learned about Compassion while having fun in the process.

At the end of the day, the children practiced their songs again then made notes on band-aids as a way to show Compassion to someone and then attached them to the cross.

Today's Word on the Street was Compassion, and that is just one way that Jesus makes a difference every day!

Thank you God for your love and compassion towards us and how you have demonstrated both of these by sending Jesus.  Amen.

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