My Dream for 2016
by Caroline Nichols
The biggest event for our Children’s Ministry every year is our 6-week Vacation Bible School summer program. Every year it is fun and exciting, but I am very excited for this summer. Our theme is the “Armor of God” and we can’t wait to decorate and transform the building into a Medieval castle. The summer will be filled with games, crafts, and a lot of fun, but more than anything I am eager to see how God will transform and imprint hearts of the children, interns, visiting youth groups, and even the bus drivers.
Last summer our children were challenged to recite all 66 books of the bible, and the majority did (and can still tell me today)! God wrote those words on their hearts, and I am praying God will continue to allow the children to remember his word, to stand firm against the devil’s schemes and put on the full armor of God each day.
Every summer when VBS applications are available we have a few parents who attended Impact VBS as a kid sign their children up. Many of them haven’t been to Impact in several years, but they remember the experience they had 15 plus years ago, and want their children to have the same experience. What a wonderful example how just in just a few weeks, God can make such a big impact on our hearts. My dream and goal for this summer (and every day in between) is that God will transform and impact each child who walks in the door of our building or gets on our vehicles – more than we can ask or imagine!