We stress church-based partnerships because we desire short-term missions with a long-term commitment. Vacatcion Bible Schools are an ideal way for our church partners to connect with a community and see the transformation that takes place over the years.
Preparations required for a Vacation Bible School in Haiti are similar to those required for a VBS in the US. While language and cultural differences are a factor, children in Haiti enjoy Bible stories, crafts and games just as US children do. We share our experience and resources from past VBSs in Haiti to help teams prepare for their VBS.
US teams work alongside local church leaders and translators to conduct their VBS. Our goal is that through this type of partnership local leaders will gain valuable experieince that will help them prepare for and conduct Vacation Bible Schools on their own. When conditions are such that we cannot send teams from the US, we encourage our church partners to consider funding a VBS for a Haitian church so they can conduct one for their community on their own.
The beautifal children of Haiti enjoy the love and attention they receive from the American teams. Participating in a VBS in Haiti will touch hearts and change lives; both yours and the children you minister to.