Friends, I am excited to share a VBS 2018 Praise Report with you!

  • 49 children made a decision to accept Christ
  • 639 children and adults were in attendance last week. 
  • $11,000 was collected for the Honduras Water Wells our mission team will be assisting with in September. Thanks to the children and “Big Kids” who helped us collect this love offering of installing 2 clean water wells and sharing the truth of the Living Water of our Jesus. Doug, thank you for communicating what it means to be a missionary to our Kids!
  • 100+ volunteers helped in loving, teaching, caring, feeding, and playing with the dear children God entrusted to us last week. I am blown away by the unselfish giving of time, talents, money, snacks, craft supplies, and VBS family night meal donations! I constantly stand in awe of our Lord and how He uses His people to make an impact on the children of Denton, which ultimately impacts our world! 

Thank you, dear children, for LOVING JESUS! Thank you, parents, VBS teachers, donors, and our security team for your faithfulness all week. VBS Special Team Captains: Julie, your prayer team blessed and kept us covered all week. Alanna, your work in registration has been a blessing thank you for your patience with me 😊. Mr. Richard, you always bless us with the works of your hands in decorating. Connie, thank you and your team for helping with our decision day and follow up. Keith, Micah, Alyssa, Stephen, Sue, and the VBS Praise Team we worshiped our Living Lord well. Eric, you are a treasure to our church, thank you for all you have done to help us for months to make last week awesome! Todd, you and your team bless us daily with your servant’s hearts and making everything work for VBS! Marjorie, Marci, Robb, Dayna, Lorie, and the VBS offering counters, your kindness blessed us behind the scenes, thank you for loving Jesus and little people. Reggie and Erin, thank you for loving our Families at the tailgate party with yummy hot dogs and fixings. Amy and Laura, you did a crazy great job of coordinating the tailgate fun for our children and their families – thank you! Dr. Jeff, you are a great leader and team player, thanks for letting us slime you for the water well cause! Doyle, Kyle, John, Megan, Anna, and Jared, your kindness and willingness to help all week looked a lot like our Jesus, thank you! Traci, thank you and your team for loving our VBS leadership in the teacher break room. Suzanne, thank you for your leadership with our Bible Study Leaders. Jane, Pam, and Emily, the teacher appreciation lunch blessed stomachs and hearts.  

To the Dream Team that God has put together in this new adventure we call NextGen Ministry - thank you. Truly I am blessed to serve our Jesus and families alongside you. Jenny, Kim, Kimberly, Shanelle, Melanie, Susan, Shannon, and Sarah, you have beautifully pointed our volunteers, families, and children to our Jesus every step of the way. When I think of you and your gifts, talents, and sacrifices I am reminded of the woman in Mark 14:3-9, “She did what she could” as unto our Jesus.

Please pray about how God might be calling you to serve with our preschool and school-aged children in the new school year. Contact Christy for more info at christyb@firstdenton.org or 940.382.2577 x111.

Christy Butler

June 19, 2018