We are in an exciting week of vacation Bible school. This is the first year that both Jo and Gabriel get to attend, and since this is the first year that I am not working full time, this is also the first year that I am able to actually help out, which means that Jesse gets to hang out with us, too. What fun! Jesse plays in the nursery with another little girl, and Gabriel is in his class with his buddies, all of whom he knows because only the children of the workers can attend if they are less than 4 years old. It's so cute to peek in on him and see him listening to his Bible stories or playing the games. And he is so proud of his name tag: Gabriel - Flight Attendant. We are using Lifeway's Amazing Wonders Aviation, so all the classes have airplane names 'cept for the little dudes...they are the attendants. So cute!
It is amazing to me to see the children and see how much many of them know about the Bible and the stories in it. Some of them know more than I can quickly recall! I had a great day working with the 4-6th graders today and we had a wonderful Bible time. But it is also awesome to see the kids who have never heard the stories sit with wide eyes listening for the first time about how God loves them! One of the little boys that I bring with me has been asking a lot of questions and it is exciting to see how God is working the truth in him.
We are also in an exciting time of our friends visiting us here from France! It is so exciting to have them here! Their little girl is absolutely adorable, and it is just so fun to have them close by. It has been fun to be able to drop by and see them in the evenings just to bring them a treat or to say 'hi'. I feel like I must see them every day or the time will pass and then I will miss them again for who knows how long! Plus, we will not be able to take a vacation this year, so it is so nice to have them here and to be able to vacation vicariously through them!
So this is proving to be an exciting week for us! Now we just wait for a visit from friends from Russia! :)