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A VBS featuring community service

GCI’s congregation in Big Sandy, Texas, recently conducted a Vacation Bible School (VBS). Here is a report from Sarah Strub, who serves as a youth ministry leader in the congregation.

VBS1Our recent VBS was a great success, due largely to our emphasis on including the youth in mission projects in the community.

During the first two nights, we worked at Love Big Sandy, sorting and organizing food supplies. We filled 30 food boxes for families who requested food assistance for school-age children during the summer. Five teens from our congregation participated, as well as other area teens and several adults.

The last night, we went to the home of an elderly couple in the community. The husband had served for many years as superintendent of Big Sandy schools. Now elderly, he can’t do much yard work and so our group of four teens and two adults spent two hours raking, cutting brush, weed-eating, etc. His yard now looks fabulous!

Overall, our community service projects as part of the VBS benefited 31 families! We shared a lot of God’s love with Big Sandy. The teens were great workers and we were glad to include them in serving others in Jesus’ name.