24 Apr VBS Project for 2013
The Global Ministries Vacation Bible School Project for 2013 focuses on two areas of ministry in Jamaica.
Brumalia High School. This school is located on the campus of Regent College of the Caribbean in Mandeville. Most of the student have had problems in their lives—difficult home situations, trouble with the law–and other schools asked them to leave. For some, Brumalia is their last resort.
At Brumalia, they are taught basic subjects and also learn a trade, such as plumbing, welding, or agriculture. To become certified in their trade, they must take a written examination. Most of the student lacks good reading skills, so they struggle with the exam. Most read at perhaps the equivalent of a second or third grade level. They pass the hands-on part of the exam, but not the written.
We want to help with their reading skills. Funds raised through the VBS project will enable Brumalia to buy and teach a reading program to the students.
Children’s Literature. We will partner with Jamaica Conference to provide VBS and Sunday school materials for children. Most of the churches can’t afford to buy materials. So they either do without, or they use the same materials they’ve been using for up to 20 years. Sometimes the materials are so old that they can’t even be photocopied without falling apart.
We want to provide materials to help in the Christian education of children in our Jamaican churches.
Here’s what your VBS can do.
1. Encourage your children to give to both of these projects.
2. Donate any new or gently used VBS and Sunday school materials your church may have. Send them to the Global Ministries office in Huntington, Ind. We will then ship them to Jamaica. (Materials can be given at any time throughout the year.)
For photos, more information concerning these two projects, and ideas for introducing the projects to your children, please go to the Global Ministries website. You’ll also be able to download a PDF version of the poster on the right.