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Vacation Bible School Reaches 52

Texarkana, Texas » The Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Vacation Bible School Director Patricia Shephard recently spearheaded an awesome week of fun and meaningful learning experiences for children, parents, pastor, and program assistants at the Lake Ridge Apartments in Texarkana.

Fifty-two excited children attended and were challenged by Bible study, arts, crafts, games, and activities. Shephard went all out to introduce Jesus to the children and help them understand His love for them. This year’s theme was “We were Created by God and Built for a Purpose!”

To begin, Kenneth Edwards, pastor, or Wilmore Green, elder, gave the opening prayer. After prayer, Sheila Jefferson and children led out in songs praising God. Children then went on a journey of faith and shared adventures in coming to know our wonderful God. Lessons were reinforced with pleasurable, faith-building activities!

Each group rotated to Green’s interactive Bible story session. He shared Bible stories with passion and connected the children to a tangible reality. They sat enthralled, eyes wide to answer questions and to make suggestions. The assistants and the VBS director successfully established a learning environment that cultivated rapport and relationships with the children. The kids had a blast while learning about God’s love.

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