Sunnyside VBS Kids Dare to Be Daniels
Portland's Sunnyside Church was taken back to the time of Daniel during the week of June 25–29. Dozens of volunteers donated hours of their time to help plan, decorate, set up and provide an amazing experience for more than 100 children who joyfully came every evening to Babylon Vacation Bible School.
The kids were divided into 12 tribes, each with a leader who gathered them together after they sang and celebrated at the beginning of each evening. They worshiped in small groups and learned a new memory verse with every lesson they studied. Then off they went to the myriad activities prepared for their enjoyment.
The kids rejoiced as they listened to Daniel's story at the synagogue, interacted with him at Nebuchadnezzar's palace, wore garments customary in that time, played outdoor games, made crafts, sang catchy songs and had lots of fun at the marketplace.
The week was a magical time that brought together children of all ages. Adults were also caught up in the whirlwind of joy and glee that permeated this VBS. They all shared a wonderful experience that will likely be remembered for many years to come.