Bible school youth offer support to Nigeria

Reece Edwards, 9, helps build a wall out of grocery bags filled
with paper during Vacation Bible School at Grace United
Methodist Church Wednesday. The activity was a recreation
of the Bible story from the Book of Nehemiah in which
Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem.

The youngsters who enjoyed vacation Bible school at Grace United Methodist Church in Hastings this week learned how their actions and prayers can benefit other children around the world.

The 50 students in the program — who range from 3-year-olds to fifth-graders — collected and brought in change from home to support a charity called Nickels for Nigeria, which helps supply food, school supplies and housing to an orphanage in the African nation.

The students learned about the country of Nigeria and what life is like for the children there throughout the Bible school activities, which were centered around the theme "Kingdom Rock."

"The idea is that the children are learning how to stand strong for God," said Caitlin Dumas, Christian education director at Grace UMC.

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