This week we got to work alongside team leader Kelly and five other teenagers from Jupiter First Church doing VBS this week. Throughout the week we had lessons, crafts, games, and snacks for kids who were anywhere from 2-14 years old.
At the end of the week, Kelly decided to have a fun day where we had a small lesson about God’s holy water, played with water balloons, and took a trip to a nearby river. When the kids arrived on Friday, they were anxious for the afternoon to come because they knew they’d be playing with water. With the help of some visual aides in the form of puppets, the kids were able to focus a little better.
If the kids were able to answer a question correctly, they would be allowed to pop a water balloon over any member of the team. In short, they were very excited and the team ended up soaking wet by the end.
Once we ran out of water balloons we all went to the river to meet up with the other teams who had been doing construction projects for the week. It was amazing being with everyone in the river and seeing God’s love through the kids’ actions and expressions while speaking or playing with Jupiter’s youth group.
Of course the saddest part was saying goodbye to the kids, but I know that they will always remember us because I believe that a seed was planted in their hearts and it will continue growing throughout their years. The love that the Jupiter youth group showed to this kids will never be forgotten because it was all for God’s glory.
Team Costa Rica
June 11, 2010
*To learn more about what Experience Mission in Talamanca, Costa Rica, visit our website at www.experiencemission.org.