Day 2 of VBS here in Anchor Point was even more successful than yesterday. We had 27 participants yesterday and 34 today! I believe that is a record for us. It is so great to see more and more children come to learn about the love of our Lord, Jesus, every day. They all seem to be having a great time and I believe that even we are having a good time. 🙂
The rest of the day our group was split in two. Some of us went to the Homer Spit to be tourists and the rest went to Faith Lutheran Church in Homer to take care of things such as laundry and homework. We all experienced some good things and had opportunities to bond with one another which is just as important as bonding with the people here in Alaska.
Pray continually. Pray without ceasing. Prayer is our way of communicating with God and we just can’t pray enough. We pray before meals, before bed, when we awake, at church, and many other times. As part of VBS we pray with the older participants that are helping us out as Crew Leaders and I love it. I think it sets a great example and it probably helps teach them how to pray when they may not know how to. The groups pray again when they are at the Glacier Games session.
Some people may not realize how important prayer really is for us. Our group had a bible study this evening and the theme seemed to be prayer. It was enlightening to hear how many times Jesus would pray. In almost every passage we read He would pray. Jesus came to earth to be an example and if His example is to pray, we should pray.
I know and hope that many, if not all of you, are praying for our mission here in Alaska. There can never be too many prayers! I want to thank you all for your support and prayers for without them, our mission would not work as well. Keep praying!