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VBS is not just for the kids.

I consider my weeks spent serving at VBS a recharge for
my soul as I watch the kids sing about God, learn about His
teachings, and apply His Word to their own lives.

I cannot say enough about the impact that seeing hundreds of children learn and grow through Christ has had on me. When I watch these kids during VBS week, they can be described as nothing short of joyful. I consider my weeks spent serving at VBS a recharge for my soul as I watch the kids sing about God, learn about His teachings, and apply His Word to their own lives. It’s so fun to witness firsthand. Plus, it’s hard to ignore since those VBS songs are so darn catchy!

One particular moment that touched me was when a parent picking up their child asked me about the schedule for Sunday School at MDUMC. She told me that their family doesn’t regularly attend church, but that their son has enjoyed his experience here so much that he says he wants to come back every Sunday. I mean – WOW! VBS is not just for the kids. VBS is for the adult volunteers, the youth volunteers, the kids and their families as well.

Don’t let anything stop you from sharing in the VBS experience. The leadership and support found in Allyson George, Lauren Bedevian, and Melissa Simmons are tremendous. Any role I’ve ever filled has been rewarding and fun, and (unlike many volunteer roles I’ve commited to) childcare is covered at most VBS meetings and work sessions including nursery care. Volunteering at VBS can change lives, and I am looking forward to witnessing another week of that this year. I hope you’ll join me!

MELISSA TREADWAY | VBS VOLUNTEER

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