Saturday, August 4, 2007

Friday at VBS

This is Asia another one of my students who volunteered her time to work for VBS this week. I was so proud of her and of the people I call my Christian Community!!! Asia's faith is hard to explain, her denomination is The True Children of Yahweh. It is a very Jewish group who believes in the Divinity of the Messiah. She is used to mainstream Christians trying to convert her or being 'offended' by her faith.

She was in tears by Friday because the men and women of this dioceses spent the week asking her about her faith in a positive supportive way. Telling her how 'cool her faith was' how closely it matched Jesus' own faith. They told her what a great job she had done all week with the children, especially the very dificult to handle ones that everyone else avoided. The kids all told her they wanted her to come back next year. A few of the adults asked if they could attend a service with her and her family. The retired bishop spent a long time asking her about herself and her faith and her trips to the Holy Land the same way he would talk to any adult. The whole week just blew her mind.

This is just another reason I love being an Episcopalian in this dioceses!!!!


Susanne B. said...

Lovely -- great VBS week and what a wonderful experience for Asia.

SusansPlace said...

awww, sounds like a great experience for Asia!