Another fantastic VBS is in the record books for Old Mission! We opened our doors to 175 children from our church and community. We had 110 volunteers, 25 of which were youth. And what a great theme – UNITED/BETTER TOGETHER. Kids learned how to look, listen, learn and link arms with others who they might perceive to be different, finding common ground in the midst of division. We are all better together.
We had two mission opportunities this year. The children made crates to be used as book shelves for Roesland Elementary. They also made a Buddy Bench which was a great project for the kids as they worked as a team to build the bench and the explored the concept of children having a place where children can go when they need a friend.
The second part of the mission was to decorate and fill a backpack snack bag with food. Many of our community’s children do not get enough to eat, especially on the weekend. They decorated 100 bags and filled them with food for children to take home. These bags will be going to Roesland and to Gordon Parks Elementary Schools.