Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Get the HUGE early bird discount for a great children’s summer activity

If you’re a parent of young children (4-11 years old), and you live in Cagayan de Oro City, allow me to ask you a question.

Do you want your kids to have great fun over the summer, and while doing so, he or she would learn more about God and biblical principles?  I don’t think any church going family would say no to that, right?  Well, here in the Philippines, most families are church-going families, but the vast majority of the churches Pinoys go to usually do not have much in terms of programs that disciple and nurture children (which is a shame, really).

Well, if you’re a follower of my blog, you’d know that I’m a proud Lifeshaper volunteer of my church’s NxtGen Ministry (the name of my church’s children’s ministry), and every summer, we have the biggest NxtGen event of the year.  Consider this blog entry an invitation, and I suggest you register now to get the HUGE early bird discount on this great children’s summer activity!

What I’m talking about is our yearly summer DVBS, and this year’s theme is called Studio GO!  For one week, May 6 to 11, 2013, children from ages 4-12 (although, honestly, I notice most 12 year olds prefer JZone as compared to NxtGen) will enjoy three hours of games, stories, skits, snacks, and crafts…all the while learning about Jesus and life-changing Biblical principles.  Here’s a video that was aired at church last Sunday, to show you what we mean.

Now, as the video says, the early bird discount runs until April 28.  The difference between P450 and P600 is pretty big, so if I were you, I’d register, pronto.  The host church's name is CCF, and...

For details contact:

Christ's Commission Fellowship – Cagayan de Oro
Papa Juanito’s Square, Limketkai Drive
857-3000 (PLDT/Philcom)
09175976574 (globe)
09228223236 (sun)
09209386766 (smart)   

Prayer before the crazy games start (water balloon dodgeball, anyone?)
DVBS has done some amazing things to children.  I know this from personal experience, as all my kids are DVBS products and the eldest one serves in ministry passionately (with the younger ones itching to do the same when they get old enough).

Last year, when I handled the DVBS, I heard of kids who would wake up and get dressed at 6am in the morning, ready and excited to go to DVBS…which starts at 2:00 in the afternoon.

I heard kids who would cry in the car when they realized that they’d be late, even just 5 minutes late.

I heard of one child, a sponsored kid abandoned by his parents, who received so much renewed hope from the DVBS that he went home, wrote the lyrics of all the songs on Manila paper, and shared them to the other kids in his neighborhood.

Two of the many awesome volunteers that make our DVBS events so great.
My favorite one was another child, an invitee whose parents were on the verge of splitting up, whose disposition changed so much after the event that it convinced her warring parents to try out the church.  Her parents now back together and more in love than ever.  And it all started when she attended DVBS as a guest of a child who attends the host church.

I’m sure there would be similar stories this year, there always are.  I don’t know if I can be a part of it, due to work schedule conflicts, but I will try my utmost to be involved in minor roles.

So, what are you waiting for?  Studio GO! Is just around the corner, and I strongly suggest you avail of the early bird discount.

I’ll close with the thank-you video of MAIN STREET, last year’s DVBS, to show you what your child can expect in his or her 5 days with us.  See you (hopefully, that is).

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