What an amazing first day at the Reliance Church 2013 Vacation Bible School (VBS). We had over a hundred volunteers who have been working hard for weeks to make this a reality and we are already seeing the fruits of their labor and of God’s provision. Almost 600 kids came out to play games, make new friends, and most importantly, to hear about Jesus. Today was by far the largest children’s outreach we’ve ever done and we’re thrilled to get the opportunity to do it four more times this week! We’re blown away that God is not only using Reliance Church as a way to reach kids from Temecula, Murrieta, and Menifee, but He has also given us the ability to offer this VBS to the community completely free of cost for
John couldn’t believe his luck. Just a few weeks ago, he had been lamenting to a co-worker that he didn’t spend enough time with his family and now here he was with his youngest son Fishing in Alaska!
It all started weeks before when he escorted some clients to the Ducks game on the corporate account, hoping to land a big deal. Usually he enjoyed the “perks” that came with his business, but lately the hours had been adding up.
A typical morning may start like this:
Child 1: “Mom, can we have chocolate pudding for breakfast?’
Me: “No, it’s not a healthy breakfast.”
Child 1: “Then can we have vanilla pudding?”
Child 2: “Mom, I got already poured the milk in the pan with the chocolate pudding. Can we have chocolate pudding?”
Child 2: “You’re not being a very good steward if you throw out the pudding.”
Child 3: “I want chocolate pudding.”
Child 3: “I WANT CHOCOLATE PUDDING! I WANT CHOCOLATE PUDDING! I WANT CHOCOLATE PUDDING…”
Child 4: “Hey, Tyler, go ask Mom if we can have chocolate pudding for breakfast.”
Me: “I heard that.”
I have 4 children with vastly distinct personalities. All were raised in the same home with the same parents, but are all unique. Raising them in a manner that allowed them their differences and cultivated their strengths while maintaining my sanity was a challenge. I was not a Christian when I first became a parent. God graciously saved my husband and me soon after the birth of our second child. I wanted to be the perfect parent to give God glory. While my motive may have been pure, the goal disregarded my, and their, fallen natures.
We’ve shared The Rizers with you a few times before, and today we’re excited to show you a brand new music video released by our favorite cartoon band! For those of you wondering who The Rizers are, they are a kids’ rock band that sings scripture in the form of catchy pop-rock tunes. Check them out here: www.therizers.com
Looking for music we used at this year’s VBS? Look no further than The Rizers, a band that sings Scripture verses in the form of upbeat, kid-friendly music. We just can’t get enough of this band, and we’re sure you’re kids will feel the same way! To get their albums, follow the links below!