During VBS, St. Michael’s welcomed around 70 children each day where they learned that Jesus rescues – when you’re lonely, when you worry, when you struggle, when you do wrong, and when you’re powerless. We shared modern-day and Biblical faith stories, played games, conducted science experiments, and ate delicious snacks! It was a joyful time filled with laughter and energy.
Campers completed two outreach projects during the week. They created placemats with the daily Bible buddies and Bible points that will be delivered to our friends at Vida Joven. They also joined World Vision’s efforts to provide drought-tolerant seeds to families in Haiti by bringing in donations throughout the week. Together, they raised $234 – that’s enough to provide seeds that will grow into food to feed 23 children for an entire year!
On the last day of VBS, campers visited Carlsbad By The Sea, the retirement community across the street from St. Michael’s. They shared songs and stories with the residents in a unique and meaningful time of intergenerational relationship building.
Thank you to the 45+ St. Michael’s staff and volunteers, and other members of the wider community, who made Vacation Bible School a success. This event would not have been possible without you!
Fr. Doran Stambaugh