What an amazing time we had at Vacation Bible School this year!
With a nearly 15% increase in attendance, we hosted one of our largest groups on campus in many years.
Our 238 Mateys spent a week searching for God's treasure with our VBS Crew, sailing the high seas and learning important lessons about teamwork, compassion, gratitude, faith, and God's deep, deep love for each and every one of us.
This year's VBS was extra special because it was spearheaded by two lifelong Salem VBS attendees, Anthony Reynafarje and Sarah Frazier, both upcoming high school sophomores.
These two VBS/music/theater junkies, who began attending Salem's VBS in preschool, have an incredible passion for VBS and sharing God's word through music, dance, and drama. At the end of our 2018 VBS, they envisioned this year's theme and launched into a journey creating their own VBS skits with the help guidance and assistance of Leann Luchinger, Katie Baumann, and Christel Woody. They recruited a team of friends for our opening skits, and Sarah selected music and created choreography for the songs. We are so proud of these two and the amazing work they put into this week of fun for our Mateys!
Thank you to our incredible 75+ volunteers who helped shepherd our children throughout the week and to the many generous individuals who provided funding and provisions. VBS would not be possible without you!
Relive the week's fun with our VBS Celebration Video!
Check out more pictures from the week's fun HERE