Vacation Bible School in South Asia
Helping children and families in Asia know they are loved and accepted by Christ
Watch how Vacation Bible School helps transform the mindset of children across South Asia from unaccepted to loved and accepted.
Nearly half of Asia’s population is under 18 years old, and many of these children live in poverty. Some take on the shackles bonded labour to provide food for their families, and some have been told their entire lives they are worth nothing — better off dead. Most have never before heard Jesus’ name.
Much like children in the West, children in Asia attend VBS for the fun games and activities. One thing many children in Asia don’t expect is to hear there is someone who loves them, cares about them and accepts them.
Many children find this hard to believe. Because VBS is hosted by trained, GFA-supported workers, children are able to experience the reality of someone caring about them and are able to hear the truth of Christ’s love.
VBS not only impacts children, but also touches families. Families are invited to attend their children’s performances at VBS, see what their children have been doing and interact with pastors. Because of this, many families come to understand the hope of Christ.
- hundreds of families now love Jesus
- thousands of children realize for the first time that Jesus loves them
- children who used to look down on themselves can now say, “I’m accepted.”
Give a child in Asia the chance to attend VBS by providing $5 VBS packets
- a New Testament
- a picture and Bible verse to display on a wall
- a comic booklet with Bible stories
- a cassette tape with a short message and songs
*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are GFA stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.