Remarkable VBS Attendance Surprises the Deer Park Church
Nearly half of the children's population in Deer Park, Wash., attended the Galactic Blast Vacation Bible School this summer at the Deer Park Church. The 63 children attending represented nearly half of the community's residents ages 5–12.
Galactic Blast, is a cosmic adventure of faith and fun. Children attending discovered outer space secrets in the black-lighted science lab, created tie-dyed shirts outdoors and listened to the creation story.
Bethany Bitton, VBS church director, says of VBS volunteers, "I think they help so enthusiastically, even during their busy work week, because they know they are part of a powerful outreach for Deer Park."
Kaylynn DePue, church member, spent 84 hours painting gigantic pictures of the planets for the impressive backdrop of this VBS. Two other Upper Columbia Conference churches will "recycle" the props used in previous summers by Deer Park for the VBS, saving dozens of hours of work and expense.