Vacation Bible School
In July, we had a team visit us from our home church, New Hope Christian Church in Manassas, Virginia. There were three women who wanted to conduct Vacation Bible School (VBS) for the children of Kakata, Liberia. After much discussion with local pastors and the women, we decided that we should limit the children to 50 students per session. During the first week, we held the VBS at Grace Ambassadors New Covenant Church. The children were between 8 and 15 years old. By the end of 4 days, we had close to 100 children! The original 50 students kept inviting their peers.
The children were taught stories from the Bible, memorized Bible verses, played games, and did crafts. They were quick to learn and were very attentive. They were also surprised and happy that they could take their crafts home to show their parents. Some of the games were new to them, such as hot potato and musical chairs, but they LOVED IT! During the second week, we were at Christ Children of Faith Church with 4-7 year olds.
The local pastors were so impressed with the whole process that they begged the ladies to come back next year! The pastors requested that the next visit incorporate a conference for Sunday school teachers so they can lead their own VBS.
We are grateful to the women who came to minister to the children of Liberia. Many missionaries that visit Liberia come to fulfill a project or hold conferences for the adults; children are frequently left out. This was a great blessing to them. The VBS ladies enjoyed the children as much as the children enjoyed them.
The women of NHCC not only conducted VBS, but were able to partake in some of the ministries we are involved with. We took them to two different medical clinics. At the Good Samaritan Clinic for women and children, they delivered medical supplies shipped by the NHCC. The supplies were shipped last March and arrived in June, which was perfect timing for them to present the gifts.
At Dr. Hena’s clinic, Kam, who is a nurse, went out with the community health care workers to a small village. There they screened, vaccinated, and educated patients in their own homes.
Jan, who is a teacher, spoke to and encouraged the children of an elementary school. Cheryl, an NHCC administrator, joined us at a Bible study in the Kakata Prison Compound.
In His Grace,
Monika and Caleb Sannoh
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