Last week’s Vacation Bible School was a whirlwind of energy, excitement, fun, and great spiritual devotion. In short, we had a good time as we sought to be pleasing to God.

Here are some of the things you need to know about our Vacation Bible School.

First, we had over 1200 children who participated and over 500 volunteers. Both groups together averaged over 1300 in attendance each day.

You can see what a big undertaking this is. As you’ve heard me say, “The people who run VBS at FBC could run small countries (and maybe a very large one as well)!

Second, our children gave over 2300 pounds of coins to be used for missions in our parish, in Alaska, and in the African nation of Rwanda. None of us knows what this will mean in eternity, but we can thank God for our children who are learning to give and who are already giving.

Third, we had many, many decisions for Christ (over 100). I spoke with a nine year old Sunday who was saved during the week. Though he didn’t use the word “repentance” he knew the concept perfectly. I thank God for the eternal difference made by our VBS.

Thank you to all who volunteered, and thanks to all of you who give your offerings week by week. Together you make our Vacation Bible School possible.

Finally, I was deeply encouraged by the teachers who indicated a deep desire on the part of the children to know about God and to grow deeper in Him. Nothing is as important as knowing God.


  1. Tissie Gibson
    Jun 15, 2019

    Volunteering in Bible School is such a rewarding experience. It is such a great opportunity to interact with the young people in our church and community. The youth who worked in Bible School were so dedicated and give us great hope for the future of the church. It is a great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. It is such a rewarding way to be a servant for God and influence the lives of the children who are the future of the church..

  2. The Millers
    Jun 15, 2019

    Thankful to God for all!

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