Shelby sent me a wonderful letter after our Vacation Bible School this year...
Dear Pastor Mike,
Thank you for the great vacation bible school. I learned a lot about Moses, Jeremiah, Joseph and Joshua. I like being there, playing and making things. But we're really there because of Jesus and God. So I was thinking last night after the story we should end it with a prayer. And we did our usual thing: "Now you lay me down to sleep. I pray dear Lord my soul to keep. If I die before I wake I pray dear Lord my soul to take. In Jesus name. Amen.
And I said "Dear Lord just come into our hearts. And be with us." This letter is to show that I really enjoyed vacation bible school and how proud I was to be there. From the fun to the closing ceremonies. I love being around other kids. I just wanted you to know that you're a great pastor. And I'll keep praying. But I know that God is already in my heart and He just keeps knocking every time I go to church. It just reminds me of how blessed I am to have you guys and a great family and friends I have. Whenever I'm sad, I pray to God, I say, "just come into my heart" and He promises me, God always keeps his promises and He does.
It is letters like this that make me love being a pastor! I have to confess that our VBS was pulled off by a ton of great volunteers! They deserve a huge high-five for all that occurred at Harvest that week.