Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Vacation Bible School, No sound system required!

We recently had a chance to offer free Vacation Bible School to the children of the Aldea, the little neighborhood outside of Casa Shalom. For three days, we took Bible lessons, crafts and snacks to the children as we met at a tiny Assemblies of God church constructed primarily of tin and cardboard. About 75 children participated each day and were blessed by the teachings about God's unconditional love. Jessica was blessed to be able to lead three Bible lessons inside the church! Photo 1: The small church in which we held VBS Photo 2: The inside of the church - it was lit by a single light bulb. Photo 3: Jenny, houseparent to the teen boys, welcomes the kids to VBS Photo 4: The Casa Shalom kids (left) lead the kids of the neighborhood (right) in praise and worship. Photo 5: The kids practice choreography. Photo 6: The Casa Shalom kids (foreground) participated by leading praise and worship Photo 7: The neighborhood children listen to a lesson outside Photo 8 and 9: Jessica teaches a Bible lesson. Photo 10 and 11: The kids enjoy a snack.

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