Here at FUMC we always enjoy Vacation Bible School. It is an extra special time of the year that we get to spend time with the kids from our church and around the community.
At VBS Hero Central, our students enjoyed an interactive, energizing, Bible-based good time as they discovered their strength in God. They became Heroes and explored how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives. After a high-energy opening assembly at Hero Central, the Heroes made their way to the Bible Story Headquarters. Interactive Bible lessons revealed Hero Codes to equip our Heroes for an active life with God. Our Heroes discovered a Hero Verse (Bible memory verse) that will remain with them in their faith long after VBS. The students expanded on what they’ve discovered while they participated in a variety of activities: making their own art projects at Craft Headquarters, singing new songs at Music Headquarters, exploring the wonders of creation at Science Headquarters, and playing games at Recreation Headquarters. Along the way, the Heroes heard about our mission project and as their response to a call for action!
We had some heroes of our own visit and tell us what they do. On Sunday Nate Burkum told us what he does in the Air Force. He brought in his uniforms to show and told us when he has to go overseas to work he is gone for months and is away from his family. Nate will be deploying again in August so please pray for him, his fellow troops and their safety.
On Monday Grant County Officer Ben Keller, along with K-9 Riko, came and talked about their job. He told us how Riko can help find drugs, find missing people and children and goes to work every day with Officer Keller. He hid Riko’s favorite toy in a filing cabinet and made Riko find it. Riko found it within seconds and was very happy to have his toy!
On Wednesday firefighter Dan Leffler came and showed us a fire truck and some features on it that help them do their job. He showed us all the gear and air tanks they have to wear while trying to put out a fire. With all that equipment on it adds an extra 70 lbs. that makes is harder to fight fires.
We again thank all of them for taking time out of their busy schedules to talk to us and tell us how they are true heroes!
Throughout the week we took up an offering which was going to be given to the Grant County Drug Task Force and the Fennimore Fire Dept. We are so happy to announce that our offering total including the offering we took during our program added up to $453.34. We are so blessed to have families with such giving hearts. Thank you to everyone who gave to this mission. We were able to give the Grant County Drug Task Force and Fennimore Fire Dept. each a check for $200. We have also decided that we will send Nate and his troop a care package in the fall when he is deployed. Look for more details in the fall if you would like to donate anything.
Superhero Camynn Bruegmann
We are truly honored to have accepted a donation of $350 in memory of a special superhero in heaven, Camynn. Camynn’s parents Matt and Courtney along with his sisters Jaelynn and Iralynn gave a donation to Christian Education that will impact many, many youths in the years to come! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your thoughtfulness. Camynn will ALWAYS be a TRUE SUPERHERO in heaven looking over all of us.