Sunday, August 03, 2008

Power Lab -- Night 5

Horizons' Kids Helping Kids might be one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. In one night alone, we raised over $1000 to help send two orphans in India to college. Add that to the over $600 we raised at the beginning of the week, and we are sending enough money to India to help with additional expenses at the orphanage, on top of the boys’ college expenses.

Oh, and that’s not to mention the over 600 books that kids brought to give to our new friends -- the refugee families from Burma. These Karen families have relocated halfway across the world to an entirely new culture, and our VBS kids brought books to help the kids and their families learn and practice English.

Yes, fun was had this week at VBS. We had engaging dramas, praise-filled worship, high energy games, creative crafts, and awesome volunteers to make it all happen. But to me, the best part of the week is that our kids put their faith in Jesus’ miraculous power and came through in a big way as a part of Horizons' Kids Helping Kids. So, as I sit here taking in all in… I am fully confident that the spirit of Christ moved in real and big ways this week, and will continue to move through the kids and families that were a part of VBS. There is definitely power in the love of Jesus!

Oh, yeah, and I guess I can’t leave out the fact that Bob and Karl had to dress like girls. Nothing like going out in style! Here’s to a week that only God could have orchestrated.

Miss Lisa