International Ministries

Send 1,000 Israeli Children to VBS

This project seeks to raise $126,000 to enable 1,000 children ages 5–12 to attend Vacation Bible School in Israel this summer.

Goal: $126,000

About this Mission Project

Political and religious strife have been part of the daily reality in Israel for too long. The ongoing conflict has traumatized the people who live there—especially the children, who acutely feel the pain of these circumstances.

The Association of Baptist Churches in Israel is responding to the need to foster hope and healing among the young people by sponsoring a series of Vacation Bible Schools that will run through July and August. Ten churches in 10 towns will host a five-day VBS for kids ages 5–12 from Christian and Muslim families. Their goal is 100 kids from every town—for a total of 1,000! Hundreds of volunteers will be trained as camp counselors to share the love of Jesus Christ.

Mission Project Specifics

This project seeks to raise $126,000 to enable 1,000 children ages 5–12 to attend Vacation Bible School in Israel this summer.

This project will be managed by The Association of Baptist Churches in Israel.

It is anticipated that this project will bring encouragement to kids and that they will be moved by the word of God. The goal is for them to build strong friendships with their peers and mentors that will help sustain them as they go forth from the week-long day camp. By hosting this event locally and utilizing church members as leaders and supporters, it is hoped that the children and their families will continue in their relationships with the host congregation.

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Children worshiping at the 2015 Vacation Bible School in the village Bi’ne in Northern Israel. The local Baptist church that runs the event does not have a church building, so the camp was held in a family’s backyard. The program uses sports, games, Bible stories and personal mentoring to show the love of Christ as an alternative to fear and hate.