44 Children Attend Vacation Bible School

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These teenagers put on a puppet show during the Vacation Bible School held July 12 through July 16 at Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship.

Pat Guevara provided me with some information about the Vacation Bible School at Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship.

Teresa and Tracy Purtee have been doing this in our community for 18 years. It has been such a delight to watch these children grow each year. Most of the teenagers have been with us for 10 to 12 years and became the leaders and helpers.

VBS was held from July 12 through July 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Forty-four children attended. Each day began in prayer with songs led by Holly Purtee Brunner and sung by everyone with the motions.

The crafts were led by Lois Jones. Registration was handled by Susan Hepworth with the help of Pat Guevara. The older children’s games were led by Tracy Purtee and the younger children’s games were led by Anne Kilbourne and Judy Snively. Snacks were co-coordinated by Rita Quay and Eileen Kittock. Bible stories were told by Teresa Purtee and each child was helped with their daily Bible verse by Pat Guevara. The theme took place on Saddle Ridge Ranch and on Tuesday Anne Kilbourne with the help of Crista Kilbourne and Tucker Kilbourne gave each child the thrill of riding one of the two horses they brought to the chapel. Each child was assigned to a group leader with names like Horses, Boots, Help Wanted by God, Horseshoes, Buckaroo.

At the end of the day we all enjoyed the puppet show done by the teenagers.

On the last day the children had fun selecting their gifts with stickers they had earned throughout the week.

Youth leaders: Crista Kilbourne, Chris Vang, Cody Cronk, Kayla Quay, Nathan Hawkins and Shea Morrow.

Youth helpers: Jesse Snively, Beeca Jones, Robert Jones, Reed Wiles, Sabrina McGee, Bailey Page and Kiarra Konvalin.

Adult helpers: Jeff Daniels, Bob Quay, Bianca Malmin, Dewey Malmin, Dee Daniels and Mary Bryan .

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