By Stephanie Bunker
Moapa Valley Progress
The ball started rolling at the Lake Mead Baptist Church Vacation Bible School (VBS) on Friday, June 15. There were 70-80 kids that attended Bible School, so in order for registeration to go smoothly, a pre registering carnival was held on that day.
“Pre-registering kids now saves time on Monday morning,” said VBS Director Lisa Hall on Friday night. “We would like to get at least half registered here at the carnival.”
The games at the carnival were all designed to match this year’s VBS theme “Amazing Wonders in Aviation”. There were Airplane Races, Pin the Propeller on the Plane, a station was set up to make different kinds of paper airplanes. There was also a big bounce house set up and face painting for the kids to enjoy.
But that was only the beginning of the fun for local kids. The Lake Mead Baptist VBS took place all throughout last week.
The Bible School was held at the Lake Mead Baptist Church in Overton. Kids that are age pre-chool age to 6th grade are able to attend.
The kids learned and played each day last week for three hours, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. learning life lessons through the different wonders of Aviation.
“The kids ‘traveled’ to the different Wonders of the World through Aviation,” Hall explained.
The Wonders they learned about were the Great Barrier Reef, Victoria Falls South Africa, the Grand Canyon, the Northern Lights, the Matterhorn, and the Paricutin Volcano.
The kids would rotate through different stations each day. In the stations they would do Bible study, make fun crafts, sing and dance to music, have snacks, and learn about missions around the world.
More children were welcome to sign up on any day of VBS. Kids were encouraged to bring their friends and were given a prize for bringing others to the Bible School.
“The school is going great, we have added 15 to 20 kids everyday,” said Lake Mead Baptist Pastor Scott Adams.
On Friday there was a free dinner for the kids and their parents to mark the end of Bible School. At the dinner the kids showed their parents what they had learned throughout the week. Children that had attended the Bible School performed the songs and dances that they were taught. During the week photographs were taken of the kids and a slideshow of those photos was displayed at the dinner.