By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
“Precious memories, how they linger
How they ever flood my soul
In the stillness, of the midnight
Precious sacred scenes unfold.”
When I think of Vacation Bible School, I have precious memories that, do indeed, flood my soul.
When I was a kid 55-plus years ago, Vacation Bible School was the highlight of the summer for me and the other kids who attended Lima Baptist Church in Travelers Rest, S.C.
Back then, VBS was the “only game in town” or in our case the country. We weren’t going somewhere every night to play ball or take part in countless other activities. There were none.
Lima Baptist was a small church but they did VBS right. We used to have VBS for two weeks. We held it at night because most of the VBS volunteers worked during the day. I’m sure they struggled, as churches today do, to find workers, but there always seemed to be enough to staff our VBS. [Read more…]