Our Mission Station is a brand new addition to our VBS rotations for 2024. Every day children will learn about a different local or international mission that they can celebrate, give to, and serve. Below you'll find more information about each day's mission spotlight.

Monday: Lighthouse Youth Center in Oxford, PA

Lighthouse after school programs provide a safe place for youth where they can build positive relationships and engage with recreational and educational activities. This program is open each weekday throughout the year and is free to all Oxford area youth ages 9-18. https://www.oxfordlighthouse.org/

Tuesday: Urban Promise in Wilmington, DE

Our vision is to be a community in Christ of servant leadership and transformation, seeking a full life for all involved: urban youth, families, volunteers and staff in the neighborhoods of our city. The mission of UrbanPromise Wilmington is to equip children and young adults through Christ with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, personal growth and servant leadership. https://www.urbanpromise.org/

Wednesday: El Centro Youth Center in Guatemala

El Centro is located in Zone 6 of Guatemala City, which is considered a red zone, meaning it is particularly dangerous due to extreme poverty, violence and gang related activity. The youth come from very dark and difficult backgrounds. This makes life very harsh, and makes hope even harder to perceive. El Centro does their best to help them by first introducing them to the source of all hope and fullness. Secondarily, they seek to enrich their lives through education, counseling and training in different useful skills. https://www.elcentrogt.com/

Thursday: Tamani World Children Project in Kenya

Tamani World Children Project is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization founded by Tom and Diane Gouge in 2009 to provide grants to organizations that care for orphans . Our team primarily supports Tamani Kenya: a small community based organization operating in the Kwa Njenga slums of Nairobi. Tamani Kenya began in response to the great needs of many abandoned and abused kids: children who deserve the safety of a home and support of a family. A shelter for six young girls has grown to include over 50 children of all ages. http://tamaniworldchildrenproject.org/