VBS on the Road 2017 Reflection: Christopher
Throughout this VBS experience there have been many things that have showed me the grace and power of God. From the kids we met, to the places we have gone, and the people who gave us lodging, I can see God’s hand at work. There are two people that stood out to me and have touched me and truly shown me what God’s work looked like, Arlis and Marsha Diener from Argentine Mennonite. I could see God in them in the way they work for their church. The immense amount of time planning their events and participating in community outreach in order to bring more kids to God is amazing. I could see they have unlimited faith in Him and always trust God in anything they do. When we first got to Argentine they told us about their community outreach to bring kids to VBS and shared their faith that God will give them the kids. The first day of VBS we had a great amount of kids and the number went up after that day. Another time I could see their faith was when we lost the keys to the van at the church. Our whole group was looking for them and no matter where we looked we couldn’t find them. We were all frustrated and tired after a long day. Marsha and Arlis got us to sit, calm down, and pray to God so that He could help, sure enough the keys were found! We were thankful to them for getting us to calm ourselves and put our faith in God. They really challenged me by opening my eyes to see people who love God unconditionally with no expectation of anything in return. Arlis and Marsha do this hard work because they love The Lord and want to see His kingdom come to life.