One of my favorite places on the planet is the Okefenokee swamp. Its only an hour from our home church area here in Georgia, and it was the destination of several childhood trips. You hardly notice the mosquitoes and gnats covering every square inch of exposed skin when gators are crawling about in every direction you look.
This week our church helped put on a Vacation Bible School in a local community. The setting for the week was the hokeybadjokey swamp. The title was Crocodile Dock. The week focused on teaching the kids they didn’t have to fear with God.
Basically Jen and I were just adult leaders. There were many teenager volunteers who managed the groups of kids, and there were other adult volunteers who did the bible stories and crafts etc.. So all we did was provide a little adult supervision for the teenage group leaders.
I can’t say that we did anything spectacular, but I will just share one story. One of the boys I was praying for looked at me randomly and unprovoked towards the end one day and said "whats a sinner?" I’ve never had a kid pay so much attention to the answer. Nothing came of it this week, but perhaps later understanding his state before God will bear fruit.