Patients at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital looked to the stars this week during the fifth year of Vacation Bible School (VBS). This year’s theme “Galactic Starveyors” allowed patients to explore the glory of God through the beauty of the universe.
VBS is geared towards educating children on religion and teaching them about God’s love and how to live life through him. Chaplain Dorothy Bayles has been holding VBS at the Hospital since 2014 and continues to enjoy it more each year.
“We continue to see the excitement build each year. Through VBS we are addressing the patients spiritual and emotional need, which contributes to their healing process. Teaching the patients about faith really helps them come full circle in their journey,” said Bayles.
Each year patients participate in a community mission project. This year’s project supported a local Veteran’s group. Patients made individual placemats for Veteran’s each with its own unique design. Mission projects help patients learn about the importance of giving back and showing God’s love to others.
“This project gives patients the experience of giving back and allows them to see the joy that comes with it. Children exist for God’s glory and to serve him. All children have a voice and this allows us to give our patients that voice,” said Bayles.
Adalynn, a patient at the Hospital participated in VBS for the first time this year. Her mother, Meagan Mendenhall, was able to attend all the activities with her. Meagan was overjoyed her daughter was able to have this experience.
“This is a great opportunity for these children to learn about God. I love being able to experience this with my daughter. We have had so much fun together,”said Mendenhall.
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