Wilderness Escape VBS: Day 4 (Cheering on the Team)

July 17, 2014 — Leave a comment

In my experience with VBS, Day 4 (Thursday) is usually the hardest day, but with God’s help and supernatural strength, we made it! (Read about Day 1 hereDay 2 here, and Day 3 here.)

By Thursday, I usually feel like I’ve been hit by a ton of bricks.  I know that many of our volunteers feel the same way. so we usually try to be very intentional in keeping momentum going with volunteers who might be growing weary.  Here’s what we did today to fuel and re-energize the team:

We asked volunteers to arrive 30 minutes earlier so that they could enjoy a light breakfast (bagels, coffee and juice) with us. We then made a few important announcements before leading the troop in a pep rally.  I recruited one of our more energetic leaders to lead us in an energizing chant, complete with noisemakers!  It was awesome!

We also began assembling gifts for volunteers.  Our craft team leader assembled these gifts for her team:

Contents of these small tokens of appreciation: toilet tissue tube wrapped with paper, a tea light candle, a mint and chocolate kisses.

Contents of these small tokens of appreciation: toilet tissue tube wrapped with paper, a tea light candle, a mint and chocolate kisses.

 

The finished product and a note

The finished product and a note

 

We are all exhausted but we’re hearing stories of life-change and it makes it all worth it!

Verse for the day:

” ‘For I am with you and will save you,’ says the Lord.”

Jeremiah 30:11

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