From Pastor Jeff


The week of June 26-30 will be an extremely busy one here at First Baptist Riverdale. The week of Vacation Bible School and Day Camp is certainly the most important week of the Summer in terms of our church ministries and it is one of the most important weeks of the church year. Thanks to parents trusting us with their children, we have the opportunity in VBS and Day Camp to do more Bible teaching, crafts, music, and drama than in six months of Sunday School!

You may be asking, “What can I do to help make our week of VBS and Day Camp a great success?” Here are some suggestions that anyone can do. You don’t have to be a VBS or Day Camp worker to make a difference!

• You can pray that God will send the children of our community to VBS & Day Camp.
• You can take VBS flyers to your neighborhood and share them with the children who live near you.
• You can volunteer to help with decorations the week before VBS (see Frankie Lynn Clardy).
• You can donate to the VBS Designated Fund.
• You can pray for our VBS and Day Camp Workers as they prepare and as they lead our children during the week of June 26-30.
• You can pray every day during VBS and Day Camp that the children present will not only have a good time, but that they will learn about God’s love and His gift of Jesus. Pray that the Holy Spirit will use this week as a transformative experience for our children and for our adult and youth workers!

Our world may have changed greatly since I accepted Christ as a nine-year-old during VBS at First Baptist of Jonesboro, but God is still using Vacation Bible School and ministries like Day Camp to make a difference in the lives of children and the adults and youth who teach them. May God bless us with a wonderful week of VBS and Day Camp!

To God be the Glory!

---Pastor Jeff Lowe