Yesterday back at our church in Ohio (Westminster Presbyterian) over 100 kids "Gathered At The Baobab Tree" for Vacation Bible School, just as Amelia & Meredith did at WPC in 2008. Denise and the other VBS coordinators picked an Africa themed curriculum (Baobab Blast) to help bring their VBS kids and our kids (Meredith & Amelia) together in God's ultimate mission even though we are continents apart.
So how could a church bring its VBS program and our MKs (Amelia & Meredith) together? A skype date was arranged. Below you can see Meredith talking in our back-yard on our computer in Africa with the entire VBS crew back on their projection screen at our church in Akron, Ohio.
The kids at VBS had a lot of good questions about what it is like to be an MK in Africa for Amelia & Merdedith: What is your desk like at school? What is the name of your dog? What season is it now in Africa? What kind of animals do you see?
The VBS kids sang us their "Babobab Blast" theme song with lots of spirit. Amelia taught her friends how to say "school" in Swahili. To end the VBS kids packed up a box of stuffed animals and toys they gave and are sending to Africa. This generous donation will be graciously received and distributed in the Children's Ward here at Kijabe Hospital.
Amelia & Meredith say Asante Sana (Thank-you very much) to the VBS crew at WPC!