Big City on Tour. That's the name of the Kids Ministry that lead our four day Kids Crusade at church this week. Usually we have VBS, but this year we went a different route, and although I do love VBS, this was so much fun and different! Plus all the adults (that are usually teaching in VBS) were able to sit back and enjoy it all too! It was SO much fun....even for the adults (or maybe I'm just really a kid at heart)! They definitely had a way though of reaching kids! Their show had comedy, great characters, puppets, praise and worship songs, interactive games with the kids, puzzles and object lessons and the message presented in the simplest manner! There was an ongoing contest....boys against girls....all week! If the girls won, our pastor got a pie in his face....if the boys won...our pastor's wife got a pie in her face.
Each night two of the characters came out in the foyer to meet the kids and sign autographs. Joy loved this and got her picture with some of them. We didn't have our camera the first night, so we missed having her picture with my personal favorite, Professor P.P. (He was the old professor that was always trying to invent something to solve people's problems...and it usually ended up disastrous!), and Gilbo (the giant blue monkey that talked gibberish). However we did manage to get her picture with the others.
This picture is Reba McIntired. All she wanted was to be a big star...she loved to act and sing...and she was looking for a "handsome man" all week! :)
This is Ding E. Clutz. She was the director that wasn't the brightest crayon in the box, but she tried so hard to help poor Reba McIntired fulfill her dreams!
This is Stella. She was always into trouble...Can you tell? She was a bad influence on the boys and girls and she is handcuffed in this picture to the wheelchair (by granny).
This is Granny. Don't make granny mad! She had to keep Stella in line, even if it meant handcuffing her to the wheelchair. Granny "preached" to Stella all week and even got after her with her cane down the aisles!
And I didn't mention Bro. Chris but he's the guy in the picture here. He was the children's pastor and "emcee" that brought the message and presented the object lessons. He often had to "keep peace" between some of the crazy characters! He had a heart for kids and he was a kid at heart! This is a picture of the stage set.
And so now are you wondering who got the pie in the face??????.....who won??....girls or boys?.......
Well.....unfortunately......the boys won.
Na-Na-Na-Na!! Na-Na-Na-Na! Hey-Hey-Hey! Chocolate Pie!
Poor Tonya! She was a great sport though!