by Morgan Shepherd | June 26, 2022 1:30 PM
We attended church at Hughes United Methodist this morning! Typically, there are two services, one in English and one Spanish, but today it was one bilingual service. David taught the children about Peter walking on water and how we need to keep our eyes on Jesus! We also got to lead worship for the church, which was such a blessing to be a part of!
by Morgan Shepherd | June 26, 2022 1:32 PM
by Abigail Lapp | June 26, 2022 7:34 PM
We spent this afternoon exploring downtown Washington DC!
We got to see some of the nation’s capitol’s most famous landmarks, including the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. We also tracked down some great food trucks for dinner!
by Anna Medrys | June 26, 2022 8:03 PM
We saw the Washington Monument and went to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History as well! There was a lot of walking and exploring, and it was a fun first day!
by Anna Medrys | June 27, 2022 5:23 PM
It was the first day of VBS today, and there were so many fun activities! The kids acted out the first seven days of when God made the world in theater class! We are so excited to spend time with the kids more tomorrow!
by Abigail Lapp | June 27, 2022 5:48 PM
This morning, a small group of us headed to downtown DC to lead a two hour worship set at David’s Tent!
David’s Tent is an outdoor tent in the heart of DC that had been a place of 24/7 worship, 365 days a year, since 2015. We were honored to join in their mission today!
by Morgan Shepherd | June 27, 2022 9:39 PM
by Morgan Shepherd | June 27, 2022 10:37 PM
In the morning, we broke up into smaller groups for Bible Story Time! We talked about Creation and being made in God’s Image. We loved spending this intentional time sharing the Bible with them!
by Morgan Shepherd | June 27, 2022 10:39 PM
by Morgan Shepherd | June 27, 2022 10:44 PM
by Abigail Lapp | June 28, 2022 6:45 PM
During missions time today, John spoke to the kids about his mission trips to various places around the world, including Costa Rica, Peru, and the Philippines.
When one kid asked John why he wanted to go on missions trips, the answer was simple - to tell people about Jesus!
by Anna Medrys | June 28, 2022 7:20 PM
At VBS today, one of the classes we had was art! We drew pictures and decorated crosses! There were a lot of sea shells and glue involved!
by Morgan Shepherd | June 28, 2022 8:44 PM
9 Square in the Air was a big hit with the older kids today!
by Morgan Shepherd | June 30, 2022 7:00 AM
Tuesday night, we went to a baseball game! It was a fun time to just relax, get some merch, eat some ballpark food, and enjoy the game and a beautiful sunset.
by Anna Medrys | June 30, 2022 7:03 AM
Every day we have Bible Study where the kids learn about Jesus and how much he loves us! We also learned about how God made each of us for a purpose!
by Abigail Lapp | June 30, 2022 7:06 AM
Some of the kid’s favorite part of VBS every day is a visit from their feathered friend Crazy Craig during drama.
Yesterday, Crazy Craig taught us about loving one another the way God loves us!
by Morgan Shepherd | June 30, 2022 7:11 AM
Our main point for the day was “I can trust God with my life.” John and Holden helped demonstrate trust with some blindfolded trust falls!
by Abigail Lapp | June 30, 2022 7:12 AM
After VBS, we swung by a local ice cream shop and had some tasty treats!
On top of the amazing experiences we’ve had at VBS this week, we’ve loved forming bonds within our group and having times of fellowship and rest together.
by Morgan Shepherd | June 30, 2022 7:30 AM
by Morgan Shepherd | July 2, 2022 9:44 PM
by Morgan Shepherd | July 2, 2022 9:51 PM
The kids taught us a Rock Paper Scissors game called Pikachu. It became a popular activity whenever there was a moment to play!
by Morgan Shepherd | July 2, 2022 9:56 PM
by Morgan Shepherd | July 2, 2022 10:02 PM
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It was a very special trip/experience. Missing the kids that we were able to bind with over the last week.
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