At the beginning of June, Campion Church put on its annual Vacation Bible School, but this year they used a program created by the Voice of Prophecy. Back in 2017, the VOP started a dramatized audio program called Discovery Mountain, and this year they created a VBS based on that program. Campion Church was enlisted to pilot, film, and promote the Discovery Mountain VBS where kids learned about the story of Noah and how Jesus rescues us.
Kari Lange, the VBS leader, said, “We had different animals come in every day, and it was fun to see the kid’s excitement over the animals.” This was the fourth year that VBS was led by Mrs. Lange, the first and second grade teacher at HMS. She was helped by Carey Jordan, the Campion Pastoral team, and youth involvement including the Spark team.
Spark, formerly known as Wildfire, is a summer job opportunity for Campion Academy students where they travel to different churches, preach evangelistic series sermons in the evenings, and put on VBS programs for kids in the morning. Campion’s VBS was their first stop, and the Spark team helped out at different stations, looked after the kids, and sang songs up front. Delanie Kamarad, a member of the Spark team, said, “It’s important to grow all aspects of the church, and the future of the church is kids. By doing VBS we are able to give kids the right tools to be able to lead.”
The Spark team is continuing to use the Discovery Mountain VBS program as it is easy to adapt for different churches. At the end of June, they completed VBS and an evangelism program at the Chapel Haven church in Thornton, and they are now spending a week at the Estes Park SDA Church. To finish out their summer of evangelism, they will spend two weeks in July at the Grand Junction SDA Church.
Ashley Herber, Student Editor