Summertime is generally thought of as a time for swimming, patriotism, and getting together with family. With all these possibilities of what you can do with your time, faith and religion can be pushed to the wayside. Not this summer, though. Curryville Baptist Church hosted three days of Vacation Bible School themed around our daily “Twists and Turns” and how “Jesus Changes Everything.”
Angela Maier led the music for the week, and she taught the kids some fun songs like the theme for the week, “Twists and Turns.” She also taught the kids the song “Jesus You’re All I Need” and a couple of movement songs for the younger kids, like “Deep and Wide” and “Alleluia.”
Judging from their responses, the children had a blast, even the ones who didn’t know the words, as well as Maier who said she enjoyed teaching them the songs.
Every evening, the students were served a delicious meal courtesy of Karen Lewis, Sue Good, and Dona Riffle. They got to enjoy the classic American summer foods—hot dogs, on their first night with homemade cupcakes. The next night, the ladies in the kitchen let the kids put together their own sandwiches, complete with cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, and condiments. For the last night, the kids were treated to a pizza dinner. The ladies in the kitchen worked hard to get those kids some great food.
Elaine Dameron oversaw Bible study time. She told the kids stories about the apostle Peter during the week, including his experience walking on water with Jesus, his sin of denying Jesus three times, and his refusal to stop spreading word of Jesus’ power. She even had someone in the classroom every night to portray Peter and talk to the students.
Brother Jerry Gamm led recreation, which allowed the kids to play kickball. They even got to throw water balloons at human targets on the last evening. Payton Teasley, one of those targets, was completely soaked by the end of the evening.
All in all, it was a week full of fun and learning as the kids got to know Jesus and why he is the answer through all of life’s twists and turns.