Palmer Church Holds VBS

The excitement was high at the Palmer Church during the month of June, in anticipation of the first Vacation Bible School held in many years. The preparations had been in the works for weeks. The fliers had been placed throughout town, the youth had hand-delivered invitations around the surrounding neighborhoods, and the banner was placed out front. Now everyone had to wait and see what God would do. 

Our first day, we had 40 children from the community. By the end of the week, we had 75.

We used Creation Health’s VBS program called "Team CREATION." The kids loved it, and the staff had a lot of fun doing it. 

We ended our week (June 13–18) with a special Sabbath closing program as part of our church service. During this time, the kids were given an opportunity to share their experiences in each of the different stations they went through and then sing their theme song. 

There were so many highlights from the week, but the biggest highlight was when each child who had been there every day received their Bible. The pure joy on their faces as they realized the Bible was their very own was heart touching. As you know, VBS is a lot of work, but we had an amazing group of youth and adult help and feel blessed with a church that values child evangelism. 

We are already excited about next year and can’t wait to see how God will bless because “children are a gift from the Lord” (Ps. 127:3).

September 22, 2016 / Alaska Conference
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