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December 2 – 6, 2019

La Roca Community Christian Church (Xela, Guatemala) put on another amazing Vacation Bible School! Pastor Karel Golcher and his crew of volunteers joyfully dedicated an entire week (and more for preparation) so that over 40 children would hear the gospel of Jesus Christ in a fun and engaging environment. 18ten is blessed to have been able to support this week for the second year in a row.

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-25

The theme for the week was “Start Your Engines!” Each day, the children enjoyed a drama through which they learned about “running the race” with Christ. Volunteers led the group in song, crafts, and personal reflection time.

La Roca is the our second partner church in Central America. We look forward to visiting Pastor Karel and his congregation early in 2020 as our 2019 trip had to be rescheduled due to bad weather. We are eager to brainstorm ideas for how 18ten can support this local church in making an even bigger impact in the lives of underprivileged children in their community.