Monday, June 23, 2008

How one church built excitement in kids

First United Methodist Church in Hopkinsville, KY, held Vacation Bible School June 8-12 with the theme “Beach Party: Surfin’ Through the Scriptures.” For their mission project, the church selected Nothing But Nets, as emphasized by Cokesbury.

To get the children excited about giving, the group leaders showed how buying a bed net helped saved the lives of other children. This is something that the children could understand – when I give, I’m helping another kid!

By the end of VBS, the children along with other Sunday School classes raised over $300 for Nothing But Nets. The children (averaging 80 children per day) were very excited about giving and was evident by their offerings.

--Rev. Matt Seel, Associate Minister, First United Methodist Church, Hopkinsville, KY

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