How does one summarize a week that felt like a miracle?
I guess by saying that the FUMC Pasadena “Labor of Love” VBS summer camp this year was a miracle.
Miracles are the things that happen that seem to be acts of God and are “amazing, extraordinary or unexpected.” Yes, that was pretty much what VBS was this year. But, this does not happen without everyone involved having a spirit of full, enthusiastic participation and giving; then it all builds on itself and by the end of the week...you have a house nearly completed that every child has helped build!
60 children, many from the community and 40+ staff (youth to seniors) came together for our week of joy and constructed a playhouse for Ronald McDonald house in Pasadena, thanks to the incredible design and directing of Karen Hanselman.
The entire staff was excellent, engaged and enthusiastic. We sang, prayed, snacked, had recreation and water play, donated offering money to Habitat and School supplies and backpacks to foster children. Our talented church musicians. Mark and Holly Goldstein composed songs just for us, and we spent quality conversation time with a family living in a Habitat house. Pasadena Star news came to cover our ‘Construction Zone and put FUMC Pasadena VBS on the front page on Saturday July 14.
This is just a sampling of our incredible week. WE LOVE VBS, and we are so Blessed to share in this Ministry with so many at FUMC Pasadena!