The official count for the Vacation Bible School Bar Soap Challenge has been revised.
After a careful recount of all the packages of individually wrapped bar soap we have a new and higher total.
The Vacation Bible School Students collected 246 bars.
The adults in the congregation collected 233 bars.
That is a grand total of 479 individually wrapped bar soap.
We need only 21 more bars to make it 500! New donations are always welcome.
Check out the previous notice regarding this special project. Click here.
Thank you to the generous children and adults who have given so much so far.
The results are in for the Vacation Bible School (VBS) Bar Soap Challenge.
The students of the 2014 VBS at MLLC collected 246 individually wrapped bar soaps. These were collected during the week of VBS: August 21-27.
During the 2 weeks following that the congregation was challenged to meet this total. The congregation collected 198 bars of soap.
VBS students: 246
Grand Total: 444
For the sake of those in need around the world we will continue to collect these individually wrapped bar soaps through Resurrection Sunday 2015 – April 5, 2015. We will also receive monetary donations to cover the cost of shipping these items. Most importantly, please remember to pray for the ministry of Lutheran World Relief, and for those individuals who will eventually receive these items.
The real winners in this challenge are our neighbors around the world who will get to use the soap for personal hygiene. The soap will be passed along to Lutheran World Relief for distribution to people in need around the world.
Thank you to everybody who participated in this special project. We look forward to the continued collecting of bar soap for the months to come.
At Vacation Bible School (VBS) here at MLLC our students collected individually wrapped bars of soap to give to Lutheran World Relief (LWR). During the week at VBS (July 21-25) there were 246 bars of soap collected. Note that this is a revised total from what you see in the photo above.
The VBS students and staff have put a challenge out to the congregation. They want to see if the people of MLLC can gather together at least 246 bars of soap for LWR by Sunday, August 10. Quite a bit has come in already. Together in ministry we would be very happy if the congregation could match this challenge.
Between now and this Sunday, August 10, you still have time to look around your home or to go shopping to get some individually wrapped bar soap to meet this challenge. When you come to worship on Saturday (6 p.m.) or Sunday (9 a.m.) you can drop your soap by at the church in the Narthex.
After this date we will still collect individually wrapped bar soap. These can be individual or multi-pacs. In early April 2015 we will bring these to the Brenham area LWR collection site and send these off for LWR to use to help people around the world.
What you can do:
1. Pray for this charitable work for our neighbors and for the ongoing ministry of LWR.
2. Give money to help cover the cost of shipping such items.
3. Bring individually wrapped bar soap (single or multi-pacs) to MLLC.
4. Give thanks for our ministry together.
We continue to have a great week at Wilderness Escape VBS. Day 3 – Wednesday included a presentation by Moses about how God helps us. To illustrate this he told the story of how the Israelites battled the Amalekites (Exodus 17:8-16). Aaron and Hur helped Moses keep his staff raised above his head during the battle. God’s help for us includes the help of other people in our lives.
Another special feature of Wilderness Escape VBS is the “Israelite Camp”. This is housed in our fellowship hall. The room is set up with tents and special vendors who help the students enter into the world of the ancient Israelites. There are various shops where the children can engage with adults who help them get their food, do crafts, and learn about how various people struggled with their faith in the time of the Exodus. In addition to the food there have been six shops:
Wilderness Escape VBS uses a variety of learning experiences to help the children engage with the message of God’s goodness for us.
An engaging message
Joyful and active singing
and Small Group experiences
We are very thankful for the joyful opportunity which these young people have during Vacation Bible School at MLLC. We invite your continued prayers as we complete our week with Day 4 on Thursday, Day 5 on Friday, and our final program at worship on Sunday, June 27, at 9 a.m.
We had a wonderful night at Wilderness Escape on Tuesday. We are thankful to our Lord Jesus Christ for providing the opportunity for children in the community of Carmine, and surrounding areas, to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. Thank you for your support and prayers during this very exciting week.
At Wilderness Escape VBS on Tuesday:
*The children prayed together. See above.
*The children praised the Lord with joyful, active songs.
*They visited with Moses – Guess who?
*Moses told them about the Lord’s gift of “quail” in the evening. (Peeps filled in for the “quail”)
*They even cooked the “quail” over an open “fire”.
*They saw how the Lord provided “manna” in the morning. (Frosted Flakes cereal filled in for “manna”) What is it?
*As we head through the week, remember to bring new, wrapped soap for Lutheran World Relief. This is our outreach and charity project for VBS 2014.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday at Wilderness Escape VBS!