We just finished our second VBS since we've been here. The children in Montevideo are in the middle of a two week winter break so Mark took our kids and Pastor Mauricio's children to walk around the barrio inviting children to come. For the second time, Josh dressed up as a clown to distribute the invitations.
We had a great group, mostly boys, who loved singing the songs and playing the games. Sabrina helped translate some songs and played the guitar. Mark and Sandra led singing. I worked on decorations and craft planning the week before, and helped the kids memorize a scripture passage.
Sandra and Pastor Mauricio made the invitations, prepared and led the Bible lessons and games, and arranged the snack time. Some of the older boys had trouble listening quietly during the Bible lesson, but Mark helped them settle down on the second day. I enjoyed watching the boys look up at Mark during the songs and mimic his enthusiasm. Sandra presented the gospel clearly through the wordless book. It was the first time many of them heard the good news.
What a great week! We're tired, but happy.