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Another successful Vacation Bible School was held at the Kettle Wildlife Association facility in Rock Creek July 13 to 17.

The average attendance each day was 20 children ages 4 to 12.Children participated in a variety of activities.These included a variety of crafts such as building bird houses, making sand candles (by the younger children), baking cinnamon rolls and learning how to make delicious but healthy desserts from dried fruit and nuts.

The children also learned a number of valuable lessons from nature such as a woodpecker finch that uses a stick to get worms out of trees, how ants carry up to 100 times their own weight, how towers can be built even using paper cups, and how animals such as the octopus and hermit crap protect themselves by using camouflage.

Children were encouraged to work together like ants do for then much can be accomplished.This concept was even incorporated into a game by using a spoon and children in single file moving sand from one place to another to build an "anthill".

The children also learned a number of Bible stories such as Joseph being sold as slave and then later becoming the second in command in Egypt under the Pharaoh and not retaliating against his brothers; Daniel being saved from the lions in the lions' den because he prayed only to the God of heaven; Paul and Silas singing and praying while in stocks in prison (the children even got to experience what a stock is); and Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego being saved from the fiery furnace because they refused to bow down to an idol that the king Nebuchadnezzar had made.

The children learned that God is faithful if we love Him.We want to thank all the helpers that made this Vacation Bible School successful.

Plans are being made to conduct another Vacation Bible School next summer. 

By Harald Zinner, Elder, Rock Creek Seventh-day Adventist Company