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VBS and Aleppo Presbyterian Church, Syria

Every summer, the children at Third's Vacation Bible School (VBS) adopt a mission project. Children bring their offering each day and compete by grade level to see who can bring in the most money.  We love the excitement that builds as our children compete, but more important is the great opportunity this gives the kids to learn about a new country or project and to see how their dollars combine to reach a goal.  Past mission projects have included building a house for a family in Haiti, providing money to build wells in Uganda, and supporting the mission of the Christian Arabic Church.  

This summer our children will be raising money to help rebuild Aleppo Presbyterian Church, in Aleppo, Syria.  Two thirds of this church was destroyed when it was bombed in 2012.  The congregation is continuing to meet in an apartment, and despite heavy fighting and conflict in their city, they desire to stay and share the good news of Jesus with their neighbors.  We look forward to sharing information about the persecuted church with the children and educating them on ways they can support our brothers and sisters all over the world.

Money raised will be distributed by The Outreach Foundation to be used toward rebuilding efforts.  We hope to raise $5000.  Encourage your children to bring their offering money during the week of VBS.

Every Summer Third hosts over 250 children for a week of worship, learning, fun, and missions--our Vacation Bible School (VBS).  This June 22-26, the kids will become agents in training, searching the Scriptures to learn more about Jesus and his miracles.  For complete details and links to sign up to attend or volunteer, click HERE.  Then read below to learn about how VBS kids will be helping the persecuted church in Syria. 

 

Aleppo Presbyterian Church in 2012, after the bombing.

Aleppo Presbyterian Church in 2012, after the bombing.