While I am sending photos and commentaries in my report about a special fellowship opportunity for our children through our Vacation Bible Study, my focus was on the key word “training” because my primary focus was to search for new teachers and help equip them for Sunday School. We invited children ages five to twelve to our study.
We named our project “A time to believe.” Leaders and their assistance had sports shirts with the slogan and helped lead different activities. The children found friends in one another, with drawing being one of their favorite activities. Lesson time allowed for the children to make an acquaintance with the Bible. We presented a copy of a children’s Bible to each participant. If a child happened to be from a family of unbelievers (roughly 15%), then we presented an additional New Testament for each spouse.
Crafts included sharing the Good News through the use of a color bead bracelet. It’s similar to another idea – “A book without words.” We learned these methods of sharing the Gospel when we first met guests from America in 1990. A camp shop was also set up, where children could exchange camp money they received in completing tasks during the day for a variety of items. Each time of fellowship included a dinner, and we ended the event with amusements.