TIPP CITY — Over 450 kids across the Miami Valley headed to Tipp City this past week to discover their own unique gifts and talents along with the extraordinary love of Jesus at this year’s Vacation Bible School hosted by Ginghamsburg Church June 23-26. “Weird Animals, Where Jesus’ Love is one-of-a-kind” was the theme for the four day event.
Each evening the Avenue at Ginghamsburg Church, children ages three through grade four came out to learn about some of God’s most creative creations. They participated in Bible-learning activities, sung catchy songs, played teamwork-building games, made and dug into tasty treats and more.
“Our prayer is that each and every child walks away from VBS understanding that they are uniquely created, even in times when they are feeling lonely, different and even a little weird, Jesus is with them and loving them with his one of kind love,” said Children and Family Ministry Director, Erica Sharp.
Vacation Bible School isn’t just about fun and games however. This year kids had the opportunity to team up with an international mission effort called World Vision along with Group Cares and churches coast to coast to pour out God’s love by providing water for school children in India. Each year 5.1 million children die from contaminated water. That is one death every six seconds.
“The kids at VBS raised over $600 for children in India to have clean water. It was important for us to show them that no matter what your age, you can help kids around the world,” said Sharp.