Day 5: Bibles & Fireworks – AZ Missions Team

Day 5: Bibles & Fireworks – AZ Missions Team


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on July 5, 2014 by Elizabeth.)

“Gonna give all the glory, give the glory to our King

Gonna raise this roof when we start to sing

All the way to heaven our praises will ring

Gonna give all the glory, give the glory to our King”

– Go Fish Guys VBS song

It was a great last day of VBS! The word of the day was sanctification, and Micah did a fabulous job of presenting the gospel clearly and giving the children an opportunity to give their lives over to Christ. Although we didn’t have anyone make a decision today, many seeds were planted. We are praying God would grow the seeds we helped plant into a saving relationship with Him, and that the Lord would cultivate in each of them a softened heart, a life that is surrendered to Him.

We ended our VBS by presenting Bibles to each child; it was so exciting to be able to give away God’s word!! The older children got a complete Bible, and the younger received bilingual picture Bibles. We only had one left!! God is good. The kids were so excited to have their own Bible- a majority of the children didn’t own their own, much less one that is age appropriate. When being handed his Bible, one of our little boys proclaimed- “Awesome!!” When talking with the mothers at lunch, many of them commented on how excited they were to be able to read to their children Bible stories in Spanish. One mom even mentioned that her daughter has lots of questions about God, and she is so glad that her daughter now has a Bible to read.

During the afternoon, we finished up our work projects and cleaned up our VBS stuff. We then spent the rest of our afternoon at Steve’s son’s house playing in the pool, relaxing, and eating. We ended our 4th of July by watching a firework show in Glendale. It was a fun end to a great week.