Vacation Bible scholars recreate world of ideas of ancient Israelites

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Like the sons of Reuben, Vacation Bible School students, from left, Skylar Bloomquist, 14, Ian Thompson, 14, and Landen Leerhoff, 12, drew their bows Thursday evening.


About 50 elementary-age children attended the second evening of the Crossroads Church Vacation Bible School (VBS) Thursday night in Perry, learning about the stories, songs and arts and crafts of ancient Israel.

All the students and teachers alike wore tunics or robes in imitation of the wandering Israelites, who kept herds and flocks and were a pastoral people. The word “pastor” is the Latin word for “shepherd.”

The pastor of the Crossroads Church is the Rev. Rick Gates. He praised the organizing efforts of Heather Karolus and Sally Swensen in making the 2019 VBS a success. The program concludes Friday night, beginning at 6:25 p.m.

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