Hard to believe our VBS Game On tournament is over half way complete! Boy, have we had fun!! Typically, “hump day” at VBS is kind of low energy – not today! The kids were full of cheer and energy- especially when they were chanting “we love Jesus, yes we do, we love Jesus how about you?”  Ask your kids if they had to cover their ears. It was LOUD!

They were, once again, very busy at all the rotations today! In craft, they made the coolest water bottle holders! Also a good reminder for these kids to stay hydrated as it gets hot running around the campus! At rec, the kids had fun with sponges, mini pools and slip & slide  – Sounds pretty awesome to me! We learned a new song today, “Each and Every Day,” complete with the all-time favorite dance move, “the floss.” :) Be sure to play the CD at home so your child can practice all the moves (and maybe teach you a few!).

Our story today was about the the death and resurrection of Jesus. The person we focused on mostly, though, was Thomas. When Jesus appeared to the disciples after he rose from the dead, they went and told all their friends. Thomas wasn’t buying their story; he did not believe that Jesus was really alive. A few days later, when they were all gathered together, Jesus appeared to them again – and this time Thomas was there. Jesus said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” This story reflects how JESUS HELPS US BELIEVE.

We had many kids bring money today for the kids in Tijuana! We were able to celebrate that FIVE more kids in Tijuana get school uniforms! Head Ref (Betsy) challenged the players to do whatever they can to earn money at home so we can continue to provide more uniforms to these kids in need.

If you or your family are interested in joining us for our VBS Mexico trip this Saturday to visit the kids of Rio Al Mar and provide them with a taste of the fun that we’ve had this week, please go online and register: https://canyonsprings.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/139041.

We cannot wait for Day 4 of our tournament as the Canyon Springs Champions for Christ! TOMORROW is SUPER COLOR SPIRIT DAY; make sure to dress head to toe in your group color. Campers are not required to wear their VBS shirts but are welcome to if they would like.

In light of the upcoming July 4th holiday, we would like to invite you and your family to walk with us in the Scripps Ranch Fourth of July Parade. Our theme is GAME ON! Your children can dress up in their jerseys or VBS shirts and walk with us while we cheer and sing all of VBS songs! 

Lastly, make sure your kids are practicing their memory verses!

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 

We can’t wait to see all our players tomorrow!

Head Ref Betsy and Assistant Ref 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 3 Video Message

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