July 22, 2016
We had a huge number of children pre-register. There were another 150 who signed up at the door. We had seven children with special needs mixed in the crowd with their one-on-one mentors. Somebody asked me how many children were present. I looked at a sea of children seated in our worship center and I said, “I have no idea.” I can estimate adults but children take up way less space!” Without a question, with all the adult volunteers added in we had about 800 people in attendance. as far as we know, that is a record for Fair Haven!
Numbers matter. Record numbers matter. Why? Each child has a name. Each child has a story. Each child is deeply loved by God. Big numbers made for a big noise and tons of energy. I love it! However, what I love most of all is the real life transformation that took place. I am grateful for every volunteer and every one of you who prayed for our Vacation Bible School. The love of God was expressed. The good news of Jesus was spoken. The power of the Holy Spirit was unleashed and a raft of children took significant steps into understanding who God is and how much He loves them!
Pastor, Greg VanderMeer