VBS begins at Hephzibah Baptist Church

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Written by Tyler Spivey
Intern with The Messenger

Children at Hephzibah Baptist Church are learning Bible stories and participating in activities during a Vacation Bible School this week.

“We want to instill in the children the love and the power of God in their lives,” said Judy Callin, director of VBS.

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The theme to this year’s VBS at Hephzibah is “Amazing Wonders Aviation” where the program is based on a travel company that goes around the world witnessing the work of God.

Some of the activities the children are participating in include music, dancing, arts and crafts and hearing stories from the Bible.

“I learned about Daniel and the Lion’s Den,” said second-grader Caci Wilkes,

Wilkes said that arts and crafts were her favorite activity while at VBS.

The church has a history of working with children through VBS, but Callin said this year’s program is a little different.

“We seem to have more children attending our VBS [this year] that aren’t members of our church,” Callin said.

According to church records, there are about 60 children ranging from preschool to seventh-graders attending VBS this year.

Dallas Daughtry, a fifth-grade student, talked about how she enjoyed playing games and dancing with friends at VBS.

Hephzibah Baptist church is located on Henderson Highway in Troy. The church’s VBS continues until Thursday with events starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 11:30 a.m.

Hephzibah is one of many churches in Pike County that is hosting a VBS during the summer. The Messenger will be featuring many of the programs in upcoming editions.

To see a photo gallery from Hephzibah’s VBS, visit www.troymessenger.com.