With a small membership, the Damascus Grace Fellowship congregation in Maryland had taken a long hiatus from children’s ministry. Members felt the ministry weighing on their hearts and decided to take a leap of faith and spearhead a kids’ cooking class/ Vacation Bible School event. What felt like a “meager effort” to members, turned into a faith adventure, with huge reward.
Nearly 30 kids from 16 different families, not affiliated with the church, attended the events. “We decided it was high time to take this venture on—we had let too many years go by,” explains Bonnie Wilbur, member. “We did not have all the pieces together, but God brought us two young, enthusiastic Bible workers who held those final pieces that we needed.”
Wilbur says having the Bible Workers present was as big of a blessing as it was a surprise. “A member from another church reached out to us,” explains Wilbur. “He had sponsored a young woman in a program and knew she was free to do Bible work. He knew we were a small church and he thought we could use the help.”
Wilbur says the church now feels a sense of revival. “We got people in the doors who have never been to our church,” she says. “For those of us who helped coordinate, we felt blessed to be a part of something that was clearly impacting others. We felt like the Lord blessed our meager efforts and completed what we couldn’t. We plan to do more soon!”