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 who attended were estimated to be nearly half of the community's residents ages 5–12.
"Over half of our church members, including a lot of teens, are involved in running the program," says Bethany Bitton, VBS director for the church. "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.
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. Two other Upper Columbia Conference churches will recycle the props used this summer by Deer Park for the Vacation Bible School, saving dozens of hours of work and expense.