The first day at VBS with our Canyon Springs Trekkers was awesome!

Our team of Wilderness Experts and Trail Guides are the cream of the crop and made Day One a smashing success!

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


Today’s ENCOUNTER with Jesus was in the Temple based on the scripture from Luke 2:41-52. We heard the story about how when Jesus was twelve years old, He traveled with His family to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival. After the celebration Mary and Joseph headed back to Nazareth. After traveling a full day they realized Jesus was not with them. They hurried back to Jerusalem and finally, on the third day, Mary and Joseph found Jesus in the temple. Jesus was listening to the teachers and asking questions. Everyone was amazed at how much Jesus understood at such a young age.

The lesson reflects today’s message:

Jesus Knew Why He Came!

In light of following God’s lead in the way he cares for us, this week our trekkers 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 and turn them in to Mrs. Holly 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 In The Wild Dress Up Day!! Wilderness experts trail guides, and all our campers should dress head to toe in their favorite wild animal outfit.  Think animal print, wild animal costumes, or safari attire.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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

Our memory verse for the week is:

But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
~John 20:31

We are super excited to embark tomorrow on Day 2 of our safari In The Wild as the Canyon Springs Trekkers!

Until tomorrow,

Head Ranger Lesley and Assistant Ranger Jobie