Team USA: A New Perspective on VBS

I went into this mission trip not believing that VBS was true ministry work. I didn’t favor it because I never felt like I was making a difference. I didn’t consider it a “mature” ministry service, but busy work. 

This week, that totally changed. I started to see the diffeence and rhe meaning. I connected with two sisters. I started to see their interest and joy in learning bible verses, and I saw them grow by the day.

I knew that it was going to be a hard goodbye on our last day. They would beg every day for me to stay with them and they wished I would ever leave. The older sister told me that they didn’t have the best home life and that their mom was always grumpy. Knowing these precious girls weren’t getting the life they deserved hurt me so much. 

On the last day of VBS, I was taking pictures with my Polaroid camera and one of the girls asked me if she could take a picture of me so she would never forget me. Knowing that she never wanted to forget me, I knew I made a difference in her life. VBS can do some cool things!