Monday, June 23, 2008

Vacation Bible School

Well, like everything else, St. John really "does it up" for VBS.

I volunteered to help this year, and am one of several Preschool Bible Story Leaders. This means that I travel to four classrooms each day and creatively read and discuss the day's Bible story. The children I visit are all five years old.

When I walked in, it was amazing. There were so many VBS participants and parents milling aroung, assisted by tons of volunteers! The decorating was great, and really made you feel like you were in for some fun.

And, boy, was I! After dropping a crying Evie off in the Volunteer Childcare Room, I headed off to my first room. I received quite an initiation.

Today's theme was "Jesus gives us the power to be thankful," and I read Luke 17:11-19 about Jesus healing the 10 Lepers. The sweetest little boy, who looked just like a mini-surfer sat right in front of me. Following are some excerpts from my first class:

Me: How many of you have ever fallen and hurt yourself, or gotten an "owie?"
Cute Little Surfer: I've farted.
Me: The 10 men in the Bible story had a very bad sickness, called leprosy, that made their skin hurt and have spots on it.
Cute Little Surfer: Did it make them fart?
Me: As the men turned around to leave, they noticed their spots were gone! Jesus had healed them and made their skin clean and new! How do you think the men felt?
Cute Little Surfer: They farted.
Me: I don't think they farted.
Class: Giggles about the Bible Story Leader saying "farted."
Me: Jesus gives us the power to be thankful. What are some things you are thankful for?
Cute Little Surfer: I'm thankful for farting. And for my brother.


Jenn said...

welcome to the world of boys! :) it's all farts and burps.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

I have THREE ain't no lie! It's all about the bodily noises of any kind!

Thanks for the laugh!! :-)

Shari Baby said...

haha that could have been chris or timmy when they were little. i wouldn't be suprised.