Columbia Falls VBS Focuses on World Mission

With the help of Adventist Development and Relief Agency’s (ADRA’s) “Adventures for Kids” program, children this summer were able to tour the world at the North Valley Adventist Church’s vacation Bible school in Columbia Falls, Mont.

With their “tour guides” and “passports,” the children visited four daily travel stations, representing different nations.

There they learned from instructors dressed authentically for the country represented, who told them about local practices, customs, religions, needs, and what ADRA is doing to help.

At a “Bible Center” station, children traveled back in time to the days of the patriarchs and listened to Bible heroes and heroines dressed in Bible costumes.

They also learned how Jesus helped people in need before He preached to them.

At an “International Food” center, children received nutritious snacks, representative of the countries featured that day.

Making their way to the “Kids’ Care” center, children were able to put into action the concepts of care and compassion they learned each day. They made “Huts of Hope” coin banks and during the week saved extra change to give to ADRA at the end of the program.

Other activities included art projects of an international, Christ-related theme, and community service projects, including the donation and collection of food.

The children also viewed daily travel adventure videos, provided by ADRA, to help them visualize going into all the world and taking the gospel of hope to faraway lands. •

October 01, 2002 / Montana Conference