|Isaac & VBS|
Steve and Trudy Laws teach a group of children about Isaac and the "Case of the Stolen Wells" during Vacation Bible School at Immanuel Church in Hannibal, Mo. Photo by Sabrina Price
HANNIBAL, Mo. (BP)--Outside, the sky is a steely gray as a soft drizzle falls. The sidewalk is full of shiny black umbrellas, much like the busy London streets.
But inside, the air is charged with energy. One room hosts three energetic teens dressed in tartan plaid leading a group of 5-year-olds in song and a lively jig. Fourth-graders down the hall gather under a black and white striped awning that hangs over a cafe entrance, where they clamber for fresh-baked scones. Everywhere you look, tiny detectives prowl the halls, magnifying glasses pressed to their eyes.
No, you haven't taken the Underground to Scotland Yard, and you haven't been transported to Great Britain, despite the London skyline. The thick Scottish brogues are heard in none other than Immanuel Baptist Church in Hannibal, Mo., where a group of children are seeking to crack a code: The Character Code, in Vacation Bible School for 2003. Read More