Children Contribute to Local Community

Children Contribute to Local Community Children in Grays Harbor, Wash., learned about people in Africa, Asia and India recently during a Vacation Bible School (VBS) program developed by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency. The focus of this five-day program, local leaders said, was to teach the children about the world around them and how they too can contribute to their community. Mid-week, 30 children, between the ages of 2 and 12, decorated grocery bags donated by Swanson’s Grocery, and visited homes in the community to collect food items for the local Adventist food bank. Altogether, the children collected 202 pounds of food and received 329 pounds of food donated by Safeway and 93 pounds donated by Top Foods. Bob O’Day, food bank director, parked his car far enough from the door of the food bank for the children to form a chain. They proceeded to empty the car, one item at a time, going from child to child, until the car was empty. The children also made crafts during the week, delivering them to the local nursing home, Pacific Care Center. The children learned that even though they may live far away from countries in need, they can serve Jesus right here on the harbor.

Children Contribute to Local Community

Children in Grays Harbor, Wash., learned about people in Africa, Asia and India recently during a Vacation Bible School (VBS) program developed by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency.

The focus of this five-day program, local leaders said, was to teach the children about the world around them and how they too can contribute to their community.

Mid-week, 30 children, between the ages of 2 and 12, decorated grocery bags donated by Swanson’s Grocery, and visited homes in the community to collect food items for the local Adventist food bank.

Altogether, the children collected 202 pounds of food and received 329 pounds of food donated by Safeway and 93 pounds donated by Top Foods.

Bob O’Day, food bank director, parked his car far enough from the door of the food bank for the children to form a chain. They proceeded to empty the car, one item at a time, going from child to child, until the car was empty.

The children also made crafts during the week, delivering them to the local nursing home, Pacific Care Center.

The children learned that even though they may live far away from countries in need, they can serve Jesus right here on the harbor.

November 01, 2006 / Washington Conference
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