St. John, in Iota, LA, held a one-day VBS on Saturday, July 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The children were led on a Great Treasure Hunt where they discovered that real treasure is found in God’s Word.
They met Pirate Pete, who only thought about himself and gold! However, by the end of the day, Pirate Pete was thinking about the treasure of having friends. He also learned that his greatest treasure was knowing Jesus as his Savior. Pastor Dave Greene spoke for Pirate Pete in puppet presentations throughout the day. Various other members of the congregation spoke for the other puppet characters. This was the first time puppets were used for VBS, and the children really enjoyed them. At 4:00 p.m., a closing service was held for attendees, as well as their parents and friends. The children shared the songs they learned and the Bible passages they studied. After the presentation, a light supper with fellowship was held in the parish hall.