Released 24 July 2012
SCHOOL IS IN!
Bible School for The Salvation Army's Greater Valley Corps is in full
ANSONIA - When school is out, The Salvation Army's Vacation Bible School
is what is in. For some working families, school vacations are no fun at all.
Many parents must scramble to find childcare. If they do not find it, they have
to take time off from work or children are left home alone. If parents take
time off, bills do not get paid. What are these families from the Greater
Valley area to do?
The answer is have their children attend The Salvation Army's Vacation Bible
School. Offered throughout The Salvation Army's Southern New England Division,
and in this case including the Greater Valley Corps, this program provides an
age-appropriate evangelistic opportunity to lead people of all ages to know
Jesus Christ as their Savior. It involves a Bible lesson presented in a
creative, "out-of-the-ordinary," fun way, which is usually based around a sin.
The theme for this year's program locally was "Amazing Wonders Aviation," with
the decorations provided by Calvary Church in Trumbull. This program runs
during the week of July 23 through July 27 at the Greater Valley Corps, located
on Lester Street.
Major Theresa Burkholder, Corps Commanding Officer, was thrilled to see 45
children show up on opening day. "I was hoping for a good turnout, but this is
absolutely fantastic! Many of the children are from the surrounding
neighborhood. Some kids came from other local churches as well. If not for this
program, some of these kids would have had to stay home alone, without any
educational or recreational stimulation."
There was also a large number of volunteers that have continued to help make
this program a success, many from Living Hope Church in Shelton. "Many hands
make light work, and in this case, they have created a lot of fun for children
(Some of the props provided for Amazing