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Vacation Bible School — a ‘mystery’ at Jacob’s Church


Special to The Press

Jacob’s Church, Jacksonville, Lynn Township, presented Mystery Island Vacation Bible School for youngsters age 3 through sixth grade July 12-16.

Students were divided into four groups - toddlers, preprimary, primary and juniors.

They then rotated through different stations allowing them to have a number of different experiences each day.

“We’ve got on average 55 to 60 kids a day, and they go through different stations including games, a science lesson, treasure hunt, and they learn a memory verse for the day,” Kayla Fusselman, co-director of the event, explained.

Aside from learning and having fun, the youngsters were also working to raise money for a good cause.

“Throughout the entire week, the kids have been raising money for a child hunger fund, which provides meals for families in need in the United States and across the world,” Fusselman said.

The event wrapped up with a special kid friendly church service on what is known as VBS Sunday.

This service included the attendees of Mystery Island VBS performing a song during the service and singing the songs they learned throughout the week with the rest of the congregation.

Following the VBS Sunday service there was one more fun event for Mystery Island VBS participants, Shine Fest.

This included food, a dunk tank, face painting, inflatables, an obstacle course, and other fun games.

PRESS PHOTO BY DALTON MILLER Kayla Fusselman addresses the youngsters as the day at Mystery Island Vacation Bible School comes to a close at Jacob's Church, Jacksonville, Lynn Township.
Kayla Fusselman tells jokes to the kids as they wait for everyone to return from their stations.
LEFT: Mystery Island VBS participants blow bubbles outside the Jacob's Church Activity Center.
BELOW: Jane Wessner helps get the youngsters ready to play a game.