One hundred children in another part of the world will rest easier at night thanks to the efforts of the children who attended Vacation Bible School at the Grant United Methodist during June. The three-day event was attended by 60 children between the ages of three years and sixth grade.
With the theme, “Sky—Anything is Possible,” the children were decked out in superhero capes made by the UMC missions sewing group and participated in activities focused on flight through superheroes, bugs, birds, kites, and planes.
The group spent a lot of time on mosquitoes and they learned how a mosquito bite can be a death sentence for children in other countries where diseases are spread by the insect.
The children at VBS were challenged to bring $10 each to purchase a net through UMCOR, setting a goal of $600. By the last day, their donations equaled $719.36 and a collection by the congregation on Sunday brought the total to $1000, enough to buy 100 nets.
Vacation Bible School was directed by Kathy Woodmancy and Gabrielle Patrick. Other volunteers were Jeanie Daiss, Joyce Hightower, Lynda Hilferty, Jennifer Harger, Elisabeth Carlson, Jonie Johnson, Penny Hite, Rachel Patrick, Jessie Woodmancy, Kayla Woodmancy, Samantha Snogren, Lila Konecky, Hannah Beck, Elliot Carlson, Quinton Hite, Allison Kiolbasa, Vanessa Smith, Ashley Briggs and Jessica Hageman. Support staff were Alicia Patrick and Val Foster. The United Methodist Women provided lunch to the children and their families on Wednesday, June 20.