Gospel Lights Sonrise National Parks Vacation Bible School pointed kids to Jesus July 30–Aug. 3 at the Gladstone Park Church, including 12 children who do not attend church regularly.
After registration, the children, ages 5–11, donned colored scarves, vests and name tags and divided into groups named after the beaver, caribou, eagle, squirrel and wolf.
Young people with flags led the children into Mission Adventure Camp (the church sanctuary) where Sherri Uhrig, Gladstone Park Church beginners/kindergarten co-leader, introduced the program with videos, exercises, games and songs.
Then the kids rotated to various stations for Bible stories, crafts, outside games, snacks and memory verses. Those children who learned their memory verses received a Sonrise National Parks hat and pin the last day. "It was a very fast, fun, fantastic week," says Connie Durbin, VBS leader.
The VBS also blessed children in India as attendees and church members collected nearly $300 to support the Asian Aid Speech and Deaf School.