You have probably heard of Vacation Bible School (or VBS) before in your life. Every summer, there are churches all over the United States who host some sort of VBS. But what about VBS in other countries? This summer my mother and I will be traveling on a missions team to Jamaica to host VBS for the kids there.
Jamaica VBS was started many years ago as a means of giving children in the Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ area the opportunity to learn about Jesus Christ. The mission has greatly expanded since it’s beginning. For the last several years, VBS was presented to over 500 children in three different churches in Jamaica by a team of about twenty teachers and helpers. Our two-week trip will focus on reaching the children in this area with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jamaica VBS, Inc.’s mission is:
· To reach the children of Jamaica with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
· To present the Good News of Jesus Christ through regular mission trips to Jamaica
· To expand the outreach of the Gospel to the homes of the children attending.
· To train and provide opportunities for people to participate in this mission work.
· To provide the tools necessary to conduct VBS in Jamaica.
I’m thrilled about this opportunity and what we will experience while in Jamaica. I am also thrilled to serve others and see the Good News spread to the children, and people of Jamaica. Through this trip, I will be watching to see if God will be leading me to missions work in the future. I hope you can see the value in this ministry and the fruit it will produce (Mark 4:1-12). We desperately need your prayer support. Because without prayer, how can we expect these children to receive the Gospel? Please pray for the children’s hearts to be opened to Jesus, as well as their parents when they share the news.
“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6: 24-26.
For those who haven’t heard the Good News.