We are so blessed by the generous hearts of all the kids at our Vacation Bible Schools: VBS Northport, VBC Holbrook and Special Needs VBS!
So many of children worked hard having lemonade stands and cookie sales, doing chores and helping others. One child was moved to bust open her piggy bank and give it all away! Another child asked for donations instead of gifts for his birthday and single-handedly collected $500!
All this to raise money to donate to this years’ missions project of providing a new, sanitary and functioning kitchen for a little public school in the Himalayan mountains of South Asia. The children who attend school there will have a healthy and nutritious meal, each school day. For many children, this will be their only meal.
We have built a relationship with this community over the last year and are so thankful to know that because of the missions project we raised money for LAST year, many have come to know Jesus as Savior and a new church has been planted in this small village. Never tell a child that they can’t make a difference in the world. Every child is significant. God can (and does!) use children to do great things for His kingdom. Our kids raised well over $10,000 in 5 days – exceeding the goal!