- We made up 930 bags for kids to participate with us for VBC Kids Sundays (a full kid's church experience to matter what age you are pointing you to Jesus! www.valleybible.org/kidssunday). Ms. Andrea drove the last car through with some of the volunteer kids, and they received the last bags. We had EXACTLY enough bags. God sighting!
- We had 455 guest cars + 45 volunteer cars = 500 cars. What a God sighting!
- We didn't run out of candy! Those were Gospel seeds! God supplied and even sent a dear family that drove through the event to the store to provide back-up candy for us during the event. God sighting!
- Dozens of people stayed late last night so we could clean up and prepare the campus for church Sunday morning. We did! God sighting!
- God showed His faithfulness by giving us a safe, provide-for-all-our-needs, Christ-honoring, His Kingdom-promoting, wonderful, amazing night. That's something only He can do.
"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen."
From Pastor Larry Howard:
To the army of volunteers who helped to make Candy Kingdom 2020 a HUGE success. I am not sure if I have this type of authority but on behalf of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, THANK YOU ALL!!!!!!!!
You have once again outdone yourselves. All glory, honor and praise goes to our Heavenly Father for allowing us to be blessed with such creative hard working servants of the Lord and His people. I thank Him for keeping the event safe and enjoyable for all who participated. First, to the workers, who find their inner child, dressing up and acting out their parts in each section of the event. All the while serving the Lord, KIDS Ministry and VBC. Thank goodness that we don’t have to fully grow up....LOL. And secondly, to all who drove through the event, I found myself with a smile on my face the entire time as I drove through. Even though the event had just finished when I drove through all of the team that I encountered were excited, grateful, and joyous as they began to dismantle their sections. Praise the Lord!!!!!!
Now, On behalf of a very grateful Executive Pastor and the Leadership of Valley Bible Church, THANK YOU and the TEAM for all of your hard work. Work that was wrapped in love for our Savior, KIDS of our church family and the community around us. As I write this, I am reminded of the Apostle Pauls introduction to Philemon in Philemon 1:4-7,
4 I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, 5 because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus. 6 I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. 7 Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.
Thank you for serving the Lord
Valley Bible Church