Photos from Jicaro School VBS

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We´ve talked a lot about the Vacation Bible Schools conducted for two days at four different schools in the Quimistan valley. Here are some photos of a group at the Jicaro school, a one-room school in the country. The first photo shows the classroom full of children with several parents peering in the window and a teenager from the Quimistan MPA church teaching the class. If you look closely, you can see that we were imparting God´s word to the whole community including even a neighborhood dog.

The next photo shows the teacher, Vilma Maria, who captivated the children with her fast-paced enthusiasm.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the children memorized several Bible verses emphasizing that “Jesus is the friend of all the children” which we can recognize as ¨”Jesus loves the little children, all the little children of the world.” The students then worked in groups to make posters showing children of all types, which were then displayed as shown here.
Next, each student in turn picked up the sign which had the name JESUS written on it. As the student displayed the sign to the rest of the class, he or she repeated the Bible verse that states (roughly) “Let the little children come to me, for they are part of my kingdom.¨”

Similar training was occurring at all four schools around the area. Team members assisted (with the help of excellent translators), but the real preparation and work was done by the young people in the church. Wow!