I have to start out with a disclaimer.  It is 100% impossible to adequately sum up the incredible week we had at VBS Kids Camp in one little post.  So you’ll have to bear with me while I do my very best.

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We enjoyed record numbers of Pre-K through 6th graders this year.  And to me, it’s not so much about being excited about writing down big numbers each day, as it was knowing that each one of those numbers represented a child who was having fun and learning more about Jesus.

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Hands down my favorite part of VBS was watching these precious children praising God. They sang with excitement and enthusiasm and I know it blessed everyone who got a chance to hear it.

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We made some memories this year, and many were in the form of our staff talent show.

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And in case you were wondering, yes dear friends, that is my amazing husband who ran around the church pretending to be a Pokemon.  His group ended up winning the popular vote so they got to perform their song again for at our closing program.

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(Side Note: We just love these precious, darling future VBS campers)

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Moving along.  Our students enjoyed many fun games and crafts this week.

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We had an incredible group of volunteer leaders and helpers who put their hearts and souls into making this week special for the kids.  I’m also pretty proud of the fact that we had a very big staff this year and about half of them were our youth group teens and  they did a wonderful, wonderful job.

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Yes, VBS Kids Camp 2017 was fantastic.  And if you’re local and want to hear more of what happened during our week, come join us on Sunday, August 13th at our 9:30am worship service.  Some of our kids will be singing and we will show a highlight video from our week.  All are welcome!

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God bless our friend Jill who snagged this picture of Jeremy and I.  This week was crazy busy, but we could not have been more happy or blessed to be a part of it.

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We wrapped up the week with our official Coins for Kids sliming event.  All week long the children brought in pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters to donate to the Paradise Orphanage in Burkina Faso.  We are still waiting for the final tally, but I know for fact that the change which was brought in today (thanks to Connie Parise and Steven Contreas) totaled just over $1300.  We still have to add a bit more money that was donated and will have our final tally for our service on Sunday.

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All week long, it was Christian vs. Danny (we always pick two staff members to put up for the sliming) and in the end, Christian’s team brought in the most change.

So this happened:

C Gets Slimed from Laura Herr on Vimeo.

All in all, I can’t even begin to imagine the great things that God did in and through this week of camp.  A huge thank you to our director Esther, the leaders, helpers, kids, parents and everyone who participated in making this week absolutely incredible!

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Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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