Friday, June 20, 2008

VBS - Friendship Trek

This week Madison and her friend Emily went to Vacation Bible School at Immanual Lutheran Church. The theme for the week was Friendship Trek and they talked about different stories in the bible where Jesus was a good friend and how he is the best friend we could ever have. Today they had their end of week performance, which was really great. There was a brief overview of the stories from the week and they performed some of the songs they learned about Jesus being a friend. They also raised money for different items for a mission organization that lets you specify what you want your money to go towards. They raised enough money to buy a llama, a ram, some ducks and a few other items that I can't seem to remember. Madison had a great time and did a great job performing.


video

One of the songs that I really enjoyed was a song that I have heard a million times, even remembered most of the words, but for some reason today it really touched me. A couple of weeks ago we found out that one of Dan's aunts has breat cancer. She will be having a full mastectomy in just a few days. As I was listening to the words, she came to mind. So for those of you who have never heard this song or maybe it has been a while, I have posted the words of the song and a video.

Char, we love you and are praying for you.


WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS
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What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.
Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share?Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer.Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer!In His arms He’ll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.
Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised Thou wilt all our burdens bearMay we ever, Lord, be bringing all to Thee in earnest prayer.Soon in glory bright unclouded there will be no need for prayerRapture, praise and endless worship will be our sweet portion there.

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