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Jul
14
2016
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Jul
14
2016
Article

VBS 2016: Day Four


Contrary to popular belief, VBS is not only about the kids! We thought we’d take a break from our typical highlight reel to share a story about how God is using VBS to reach ‘grown-ups.’ VBS Volunteer, Ally Reed, had this story to share from Wednesday:

While the kids at our Compton site are doing VBS, some of us ladies get to spend ministry time with their moms. Most, if not all, of these moms have either been in trouble with the law, or suffer from addiction. They’re living at the recovery home—where the VBS is held—to help them get back on their feet.

Last night a girl from our team shared her testimony, and afterwards we made a call for salvation. After a few seconds of silence, one lady stood up and accepted Christ for the first time! We all celebrated and prayed over her, and then went into a time of small groups.

I was in a group with a lady who shared how she had been in a severe car accident years ago, where she had to be taken out with the jaws of life. She shared how she has had chronic back pain for years and it is has brought up anger and depression issues because she is not able to do normal, everyday things. She said she’s at an 8 pain level (on a scale of 1-10) constantly. She takes medicine to manage the pain but it doesn’t seem to really help, and it’s expensive.

We prayed for her, and not long after praying she said she “felt something” in her back. We finished praying and she said her pain level had gone down to about a 5. So we prayed more! By the time we were done, she was twisting, turning, and touching her toes with out any pain. She was filled with joy and couldn’t stop smiling.

Towards the end of the evening, we all circled back up together and that’s when another group shared that 3 of the women in their group had accepted Christ for the first time!


Got any VBS stories to share? Send them over to stories@rockharbor.org so we can celebrate with the entire RHCM family!