Sea of Miracles
RIO RANCHO, N.M. – This year’s Vacation Bible Experience (VBX) at the Rio Rancho Seventh-day Adventist Church reached across shorelines. The VBX theme was “Sea of Miracles: Where Kids Get Caught by Jesus’ Love” and took place from June 13-17, 2018, with a special focus on mission. Besides participating in the usual fun VBX activities, the Rio Rancho kids completed chores at home throughout the week and emptied their personal piggy banks to raise a total of $270 to buy MadiDrops for families in India. A MadiDrop is a water purification tablet that can treat up to 20 liters of water per day for 12 months. As a result of their efforts, the Rio Rancho kids will be helping more than 35 families in India have clean water.
In total, 24 children attended the VBX meetings which included seven visitors that were non-Adventist. “The number of visitors grew quickly after the first night,” said Priscilla Razon, assistant coordinator of the Rio Rancho VBX. “One visitor had so much fun that she invited her sister to join her the second night. On the third night, her sister invited a friend. It was fun to see the kids happy about helping families on the other side of the world.” This is not the first time the Rio Rancho church has carried out a special mission project during their VBX. Last year, the VBX kids sold cookie cutters to help fight hunger in their community.
By Debbie Márquez, Communication Director