|More than 85 children attended Vacation Bible School at Messiah Baptist Church in Nassau, Bahamas. A team of Centri-Cruise mission volunteers from First Baptist Church in Pikeville, Ky., led the Arctic Edge-themed VBS, offering a cool reprieve from the intense tropical heat of the island. More than 13 kids made decisions for Christ. Photo by Kelly Davis |
NASSAU, Bahamas (BP)--It’s 100 degrees in the tropical heat as the American students stand in a courtyard scattered with tire-less tricycles and deflated soccer balls. Unsure of how the local orphans will accept them, the students do the only thing they know to do: inflate new soccer balls and spend the day showing the kids God’s love.
A few blocks away, another group of students brave the intense heat and organize a Vacation Bible School outside an unfinished church building. The volunteers gather under a tent and sing songs about Father Abraham and share stories about creation and redemption.
Meanwhile, down the street, other team members lead a sports camp, while another youth group paints dilapidated school rooms.
It’s all in a day of mission work in the most unexpected location: the Bahamas. Read More