What a joy to spend that week with the children of Aruba! Thanks to all the parents that gave us that opportunity. Through the Bible lessons and the group rotations (Crafts, Mission, Recreation, Snacks, Music), the group leaders were able to teach, encourage, and challenge the children to know who Jesus Christ is and what He has done and has promised to do for us.
As one child said: “We had fun.” It was indeed a fun week. Several children and youth were able to memorize and recite that theme verse in more than 3 languages! What a blessing!
“But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing, you might have life through his name.” John 20:31
An average of 134 children including youth participated daily from 9 am – 1 pm. More than 20 children professed faith in Jesus Christ! Hallelujah! On the Friday evening closing ceremony, the main area in the new building was filled with the families of the children.
The Elders at Peniel Baptist Church want to sincerely thank everyone for another successful VBS:
- Thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ for a safe VBS!
- Thanks to all the parents for bringing their children; your trust in us will not be taken for granted;
- Thanks to Cesar and Carolina for their leadership;
- Thanks also to all the Peniel church members and others who volunteered their time and resources to serve these children of Aruba! As stated in the Bible by the Apostle Paul in I Corinthians 15:58, that act of service (that good work) is not in vain in the Lord;
- Thanks for all the work and sacrifice in the preparation of VBS; The decorations were very well done and showed tremendous talents.
- Thanks to Operation Christmas Child for the gift boxes given to each child and youth;
- Thanks also to all those who prayed and helped support the path to completion of the new building, such that both downstairs’ and upstairs’ rooms of the building could be used for VBS 2019!