Bishop Ward expresses appreciation for Vacation Bible School and other ministries to children during the summer months.
Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ.
Just the other day, I asked one of our clergy about his call to ministry, where it began. He told me the story of a Vacation Bible School when he was a little boy. His family was not a part of a church and some people came and knocked on his door and invited him and his brothers to Vacation Bible School. It was there that his journey began and as a result of that outreach to his family, he now is a minister in service in our annual conference.
This is the season of Vacation Bible School, of day camp, of camping ministries across the North Carolina Annual Conference. I give thanks to each of you for the energy which you show in these summer months; telling the stories of the Bible to children, and helping children experience the joy of reaching out in mission to the world.
May God bless you richly as you enjoy ministries with children this summer.