The first day of VBS passed by like a whirlwind. We were in the Imagination Station and each day we did different crafts with the kids. We help them to cut out their projects and they were instructed on how to put the crafts together.

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All pictures taken by ©Leola Durant

On Day One the kids would learn that, “When life is unfair…..God is good.”

We had a limited budget to work with, so we did the best with what we had. The kids made Tumble Drums out of stock paper, and we had them decorate the Tumble Drums with crayons, then we gave them marbles to put inside and then tape them together. These drums were to flip over and over on there own, but once you stood them up they would be hard to blow them over.

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A lesson we can all learn from this is that; though sometimes life is unfair and it can seem to be tumbling out of control, God is good, and when we connect to Him, it is hard for others to pull us down.

The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit. Psalm 34:18

He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds. Psalms 147:3

The time went by very quickly, and we soon found that it would take most of the time for the little ones to finish their crafts, as they were very particular as to what they wanted to draw, or as to how they would color.


Unfortunately, I do not have a picture of the tumble drums, as I was so busy with the little ones and didn’t have time for photos. However, when we were finished with our class, I visited other classes and took some pictures. One class I took a lot of photos of, was Abigail’s class since it took place in the same room as ours, and this is where I would learn something new about her. I always knew that as a vegan she was into healthy eating, but I did not know that she was into abstract art, and that is one of the things that I also learned at VBS.

If you are into healthy eating or learning more about vegan foods you can out find out more from Abigail and the following link. figandpearnaturally 

The watercolors you see here are some of the creations of the VBS kids from the first day. They were working with straw and watercolors. The kids were between age 5 – 11, and the Pre Schoolers were in another group.

I just happened to be standing by the door as the parents/guardians were picking the kids up. They left excited and happy. Some I heard say, “I had fun today.” “It was fun.” So hats off to Paula for putting this year’s VBS  together.


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