Vacation Bible Camp

VBC 17


Kris Bomgarden

VBC Director


Thank you to all who helped to make our VBC Maker Fun Factory a huge success! We had 33 inventors attend throughout the week. We had five fantastic evenings exploring how God made each of us for a purpose.

A huge thank you goes to Dan Bomgarden, Ryan Bomgarden, and Dennis Herbert for erecting the set. Sarah Cook, Gail Pollard, and Brenda Bomgarden, with Megan, Jack and Matthew, helped with the decorating.  A special thanks goes to the station leaders: Pastor Anita for the Bible Adventures, Janet Frawley, Jean Bridgeland and Kylie Lenox for the Craft Factory, and Ryan Bomgarden, assisted by Nathaniel Bomgarden,  for the Imagination Station. We had awesome crew leaders as well, Karen Finch, Randi Carlson, Mackenzie Johnson, Pat Stahl, Sue Gudvangen, Brenda Bomgarden, Shannon Shrader  and Catherine McCray. Gail Pollard and Linda Burkhart also helped with the crews as well. Music, led by Kim Shrader with John Wade on sound and Sarah Cook on the computer, was outstanding. The kids loved the songs and the singing was exceptional! Sarah was also our photographer for the Spotlight theater which was a highlight seeing the kids re-enact the Bible Adventure story! And, naturally, we can’t forget all those who provided the delicious meals each night.  Thanks also goes to those who signed up and donated goods from the Gear Up for God chart and  those who helped with the break down and clean up: Dan, Dennis, Sarah and Gail. We are blessed with so many who are willing to help.

Our mission project this year was to support Breadbasket Ministries in Jamaica. They build modest homes and feed those in need. A couple from Pecatonica, who are directly involved in this mission, showed a slide presentation to the kids on Tuesday night. We collected $223 to be donated to the project.

I encourage you to help us create another successful VBC next year!!




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