As a preacher’s kid I’ve been to more VBS’s than I can remember. I loved going to VBS- the crafts, the stories, and the songs. But it wasn’t until I was a senior in high school that I understood the power of VBS. That week I was asked to play a leading character much like the ones in Hero Headquarters. I got to interact with the kids and be part of the skits at the opening and closing each day. On the last day at the closing ceremony I had the opportunity to offer an invitation to the older students to talk to someone more seriously about what it means to become a Christian. Several that we knew were from non-Christian homes accepted that offer. I don’t know where any of them are today, or even if they are Christians. But I do know that a seed was planted in their hearts that day and that they are now jewels in the crowns of those who lead them to Christ, including those volunteers at VBS. From then until now I have never doubted what God can do for children and adults through silly songs, wacky games, and simple Bible stories.