Cheetah Comes to VBS

The Myrtle Creek (Ore.) Church Vacation Bible School used a western theme with cowboy hats, neckerchiefs and more during Aug. 20–21. Western tunes were sung with modified words about David and his life experiences. Children enjoyed five days playing games, doing crafts, eating good snacks from a chuck wagon and listening to Loren Fenton, pastor, tell the story of King David.

Each day begam with songs followed by a live animal feature. The more than 30 children learned about a drug-sniffing dog that works for the Sheriff's office, a talking Macaw from a feed store, three miniature farm horses, a cheetah from Wild Life Safari and the last day a couple of pythons. The children had a chance to talk about snakes in the Bible and learn how a snake smells, senses heat and more. The cheetah was hands off, but Emily Schornstein, leader, talked about how in the new earth cheetahs will be our friends.

Featured in: October 2009