In fact, how am I supposed to pronounce “axolotl?” An axolotl named Axl is one of the Weird Animals we will meet during Alsbury’s VBS, June 22-26. Along with other strange critters, Axl will help kids explore the love God has for each weird one of us.
Maybe the question should really be “Why is VBS important at Alsbury?”
VBS is lots of fun! Colorful decorations, lively music, silly skits, cool gizmos, and wild games make VBS a feast for the senses.
VBS is the largest outreach event on Alsbury’s calendar. Over 250 kids and their families participated in last year’s VBS. It’s also the largest single service opportunity at Alsbury. During last year’s VBS, we saw well over 100 teens and adults working side-by-side. VBS is an opportunity to do good. Over the years, we’ve raised thousands of dollars to provide funds for adoptions, farm animals for families living in poverty, and mosquito nets to guard against malaria. But the real reason VBS is so important has nothing to do with silliness, counting heads, or fundraising. VBS is an incredible opportunity to share the life-altering, purpose-filled, redeeming love of Jesus Christ with children and their families. Every decoration we create, every costume we wear, every snail we eat has one shared purpose… to earn the right to share Christ with kids in our community. By having fun together at VBS, we get to offer kids more than a snack, a t-shirt, and a fun memory. We open the door to an eternal relationship with the living God!