VBS in Manila

On April 6, 7, and 8, a lot of the IGSL playground team did a VBS for kids near the school.  It was really fun.  We put on a play, gave snacks, led worship with fun songs, and did crafts with the kids.  In the plays, I played a blind man, a disciple, and a woman going to Jesus’ tomb.  It was a little hard at points because most of the kids did not speak great English, but they were able to understand the plays anyway.


The crafts we made were really cool.  We made crosses, stick people, and a two-faced blind man. It was really fun. The worship songs we sang were “My God is so big, so strong and so mighty,” “Jesus loves me,” and our friend Deborah Fellows sang a song in Tagalog.  The kids got really excited when they got to go to the front and sing.


On the last day we had a graduation for the kids.  It was a big deal as many girls came in dresses and looking nice.  We put on the play about when Jesus was crucified. We played with the kids too. After the play, we gave them snacks. Some of them gave us homemade jewelry to thank us for doing the VBS. Then we gave the kids goodie bags which had markers and a little cross in it.


I had a lot of fun. I think it meant a lot to the kids that we did a VBS. My favorite parts were the worship and the plays. I had a lot of fun doing it with my friends.  I hope you like the pictures from our VBS that we did.


11 thoughts on “VBS in Manila

  1. Beth O'Connor

    The pictures are great! You seem to be a natural leader and teacher. Are you learning Tagalog? I didn’t know anything about Tagalog until you mentioned it and I Googled it.. Thanks for sharing and teaching me something new.

  2. Karen virtue

    Love you MJ, love hearing and seeing how God is taking care of you and blessing others through you! Love you so much.

  3. fwaidley

    It is fun seeing your pictures of your VBS in Manila! So sweet to see you caring for and teaching the kids! You are being used by God to be a blessing to so many there in the Philippines!

  4. Beth

    Hi Morgan,

    Tonight I went to a graduation party for my son’s friend Vanessa who is Filipino. I tried Ube ice cream for the first time! We had some made with Star Fruit, and Guava; It was so good. I also tried some other dishes, amazing. I’m going to go to the Asian market to buy some for the family. Such beautiful colors too.


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