Sytsema Family Christmas 2009

Sytsema Family Christmas 2009
Don, Brady, Kyle, Lisa and Ryan

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Vacation Bible School

Some of you know we attend a fantastic church that really works hard to reach out to kids and show them God's love. Each year our entire church community pulls together and puts on the most amazing VBS. This year there were over 750 kids and more then 500 volunteers. Don and I have volunteered for VBS for the past 4 years and it has been such a joy for us to do. This year we worked with 1st graders again. We had a small group of about 12 kids and they were so great to work with.

Our boys also get to join in the fun and learning. Kyle this year was in the Kindergarten group (VBS is for K-6 graders). Ryan because we volunteer was with the pre-schoolers and Brady in the nursery. VBS is full of dramatic bible lessons, GREAT music, crafts and oh so much fun. The kids learn so much and have such a great time. This years theme was Kids of the Kingdom and the kids learned about the Armor of God (Shield of Faith, Sword of the Spirit, Breastplate of Righteousness, Helmet of Salvation, Belt of Truth). The set design and all the props throughout the church were amazing. It was so real looking you would have thought you had just stepped into a real castle.

This is the main stage set...amazing and so realistic! Was not just a backdrop doors worked and people stood on the upper balcony.

It is so great to be a part of a church that not only is committed to helping lead our kids to Christ but has hundreds of talented volunteers that truly making this a one-of-a-kind week.

Kyle and his friend Carly love VBS!!
Ryan loves the music...knows all the words and motions to all the songs.

15 comments:

  1. I would love to do this for our VBS this year. Did you start with a layout plan? It would be nice to have to modify to fit our stage. How long did it take to construct, and what did you use for the walls. About how much did it cost to do. It all looks awesome!!!!
    Thank you for your inspiration, have a blessed day
    Tina sweetwhisper70@aol.com

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  2. I am planning a medieval set design for our VBS this June. I would love some more details of this set as well :) In Him, Leanne

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  3. I am in charge of our crafts this year and our theme is Kingdom rocks also. If you could give me some ideas on what you did for crafts that would be great.
    In HIS service, Colleen

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  4. Hello!!! I am in charge of building a castle for VBS this year and LOVE what you guys have done with your set. Can you send me some information on materials used to design the set in your picture? GREAT job!!!! My email is jeannenelson@live.com
    Bless you all.

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  5. I saw how awesome your stage looked, and was wondering how you did it. We are doing this theme at our church this summer. Any ideas will help. My email is sissyshafe@yahoo.com
    God bless
    Pam

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  6. I would like any information about the construction of the set that you are willing to share mrsfancyface@yahoo.com

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  7. I too am in charge on VBS set at our church and would love any information about the construction set if you are willing to share. mgh16@yahoo.com
    THANK YOU!!

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  8. Hi..."ditto"...please share your design for this AWESOME castle. jane@fbcpompano.org

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  9. Double ditto... please share whatever information you can. Greatly appreciated. dankimb@charter.net

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  10. How AWESOME is your set!!! I have to build ours and am at a TOTAL lost!! Can you share any ideas on how you did your set.

    For HIS Glory, praisetea@gmail.com

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  11. please share your plan/idea for castle @ dhuffman@uhhg.org

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  12. yeah this is a great set! we are trying to make those towers, please send any specs or how it was made!

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  13. This is amazing! If there is any possible way to still obtain your plan or idea for the stage castle, I would love to know! We need one for our Vacation Bible School. Thanks so much and God Bless!

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  14. We want to do a kid fest with medieval theme. Could you share your castle stage set idea? maryljones@cltmemphis.org

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