VBS Program Goes All the Way to Haiti
Seventy-three children and thirty-eight volunteers became Galactic Starveyors as the Alpharetta Adventist Church conducted its annual Vacation Bible School June 19-23. Because of the generosity of Alpharetta’s members this year’s program will be reproduced in Canaran, Haiti, for an orphanage operated by The Beehive International, Inc. In November of this year members of the Alpharetta Church will travel to Haiti to help The Beehive with their community service programs, construction, and teach this very VBS program at Mexny’s orphanage of 14 boys and girls. Alpharetta has not only donated the needed supplies but also raised $515.00, through a “rocket ship” coin collection craft. These funds will build three screened windows for Mexny’s kids and Alpharetta representatives will have the honor of putting them into place.
This is the second year in a row Alpharetta has reached out to the Beehive International. Director of International Development for The Beehive, Jonathan Euler, states, “Alpharetta Church has been donating very needed medical supplies and funds to support the work we are doing in Haiti. My first mission trip was actually under the direction of their Pastor Rusty Williams over ten years ago.”
Kelly Mosley, director of this year’s VBS program at Alpharetta states, “To me, VBS is the ultimate evangelistic program. Statistics show that kids ages 5-12 are more likely to accept Jesus as their Savior than any other time in their life. I personally experienced this as a child who attended VBS with my cousins a few summers in a row. That’s all the Jesus I got for the whole year! I did not come to have a relationship with Jesus and accept him as my Savior until I was an adult and I know without a doubt my time at VBS had a big part in my decision.”
Pastor Williams adds, “It is so gratifying to work with a church family that places so much value on kids having fun and learning about Jesus through our VBS program as well as Pathfinders and dynamic Sabbath School Departments. The fact that the program can overflow all the way to Haiti is incredible!”