Category Archives: Boulder
We capped off a great week with a celebration! On the last day of VBS the church hosted a carnival and lunch with all the kids and their parents. As we ate our food, we got to know Anje, a single mom of 3 kids we spent the week with. Listening to her story, we learned this is the first church experience her kids have ever had, and her first also! Her 7-year-old daughter has been asking Anje a lot of questions about Jesus she felt ill-prepared to answer. So when a friend invited them to VBS, she thought it was a great idea! God opened the door to share the gospel with her as our conversation progressed and she responded by saying she is spiritually open at this point and wants to know more. Please pray with us for her salvation and for that of her kids and praise Jesus he brought them to EBBC VBS!
Written by Hayley Spencer
The soccer rotation of VBS has been great this week. Despite the heat, kids are playing hard and having fun. The younger groups have been playing soccer games with a ball and the older groups have been dividing up teams and playing. With the older groups especially, we have been expecting three things when playing: encouraging each other (including the other team), playing fair, and practicing self-control during and after the game. We also have been emphasizing the daily VBS themes during our water breaks. Today we discussed “Trusting God” based on the verse from Psalm 31:14 – “But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, ‘You are my God'”.
Written by Scott Rainer
Day 3 of Boulder and day 2 of VBS was a success. We had more kids today than yesterday, and are hoping the number grows even more tomorrow. All of the kids were enthusiastic in both singing and learning about God through story time. After VBS, we had the opportunity to spend a fun afternoon hiking. We went to Lyons, CO, and hung out at the cabin of someone we were able to serve yesterday afternoon. Some group members went on a long hike up the Twin Sisters Peaks, some went to a lake nearby, and the rest relaxed at the cabin. Afterwards, we all came together for dinner and fellowship. Pray for the health and rest for the team, and the ability to serve well. Also continue to pray for fruit in the kids coming to VBS and patience and love of the leaders. Thank you for your continual support.
Written by Hannah Burgess and other UBSM Students!
Today was the first day of Vacation Bible School. We had 63 kids show up which is more than last year and a huge praise to the Lord! We are praying for 200 by the end of the week so please pray with us that more people will become interested, bring their kids, and even come themselves. It’s been encouraging to see how the Lord is using us to plant the seed of salvation in these young hearts and hopefully even in their parents and families. Pray with us that the good news we are sharing with these kids will spread to others who have maybe never heard it. Also pray for the safety of the team and the health of the few who have gotten sick. Thank you for your support!
Today was a great start to our week of ministry with East Boulder Baptist. We arrived yesterday evening (Saturday) and had orientation. This morning we gathered in worship with EBBC and were challenged from Romans 10:13-15, with how to walk with beautiful feet in the everyday mission that God has called us to. We followed the service with a lunch and time of preparation for our week of helping to lead VBS and serve through hands-on work projects. Here are some highlights of our team prepping for this exciting week with kids from across Boulder.
Today marks the end of my first week serving here at East Boulder Baptist. This first week featured a non-stop, action packed day camp for 6th – 9th graders called Elevate. Elevate pushed the youth to grow and trust in each other and in Christ. During this week, we took them rock climbing, to an American gladiator gym (like the show American Ninja Warrior), camping, boating on a lake, we completed service projects, and made a massive slip and slide. We asked the kids to push themselves further each day and by the end of this challenging week they began to open up about their personal relationships.
The night we went camping I was fortunate enough to share Christ’s love, the power of sin (Rom. 6:23), and a little of my testimony to two boys Kayden and Ashish. I shared how God calls us to become aware of our own sin and how Christ paid the price for us on the cross. Kayden and Ashish revealed sin in their lives and were seeking to get closer to Christ. Both of them are raised in the church, but neither attends EBB. I’m praying that the spirit humbles them and continues to grow in their hearts.
Up next is the final week of Elevate. This week we’ll be taking a new group of kids on the same adventures as last week. Thank you UBC for your prayers and support. Please continue to pray for the youth and their parents. Please pray that I will be bold and share the gospel outside of the youth as well. Also pray that I have endless joy and energy (I need it).
For His Glory,