The first day on Canyon Springs Team – Champions for Christ was awesome!

Our team of head coaches, assistant coaches, and players are the cream of the crop and made our day one a total success!

The players made their way to four different events this morning: Craft, Snack/Rec, Music and Story. All of them centered around our job for the week, which is…

Gear Up, Get Ready, and Game On!

Today’s story was about the parable of the lost sheep. As he was speaking to a group of people he asked them to imagine having a hundred sheep and one of them strayed from the fold. A shepherd would leave his ninety-nine sheep and search for the lost one until he found it. Then, with joy in his heart, he would put it on his shoulders, take it home, and tell his friends and neighbors to rejoice with him, because he had found his lost sheep.

The lesson reflects today’s message: Jesus cares for us!

In light of following God’s lead in the way he cares for us, this week our players are invited to help and care for the children of Rio Al Mar in Mexico by bringing donations to provide school uniforms for them. In this particular area of Tijuana, the children are not able to attend school if they do not have a uniform – and the uniforms cost $80! These families do not have much at all. Campers can bring donations in the envelope we sent home today (or any envelope) and turn them in to Ms. Pam when they get to VBS. At the end of each day we will count how many uniforms we were able to provide based on the campers’ donations.

Tomorrow is Sports Dress Up Day!! Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and players should dress head to toe in sports theme.

Hopefully you are all listening to the CD and learning the words to all the VBS songs!

Our memory verse for the week is:

His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3 Have your child work on memorizing this verse for a special prize tomorrow.

We are super excited to embark tomorrow on Day 2 of our tournament as the Canyon Springs Team – Champions for Christ!

Until tomorrow,

Head Ref Betsy and Assistant Coach Lesley “Blue”
and the rest of the Coaching Crew

P.S. Use Hashtag #CSCVBS2018 on all of your pictures so we can share in your fun!

Day 1 Video Message

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