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Making our Basecamp in The Wise


“Ain’t no mountain high enough” to keep VBS trekkers from wisely lending a helping hand!

This summer, at Bethel Baptist Church in Yorktown, Vacation Bible School students were challenged to create a mountain of food to help families through the safaris of life. Climbing the thematic Mount Kilimanjaro, over 200 children collected 646.5 lbs. of non-perishables valued at $1111.98 to help THRIVE Peninsula fight hunger in our community!

Preschoolers through fifth grade engaged in hands-on activities teaching that Wisdom comes from the one true, all-wise God, who wants us to be wise! During an epic expedition through Proverbs, hikers learned to have:

  • ears that hear and do the Word of God
  • hearts that trust in the Lord;
  • tongues that are tame;
  • hands that get to work;
  • feet that walk with the wise!

Each of us are faced with choices every day:  do we choose wisely or foolishly? Sounds like adverse camp conditions didn’t hinder our hearty sojourners from wisely and caringly reaching out to our neighbors experiencing great hardship!

Asante (thanks) to all!

~ Proverbs 13:20

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“Jambo (hello)!” greet the Camp Kilimanjaro expeditioners. BBC Children’s Director Rebekah Miklos and children, Joshua, Josie and Olivia, deliver to THRIVE sustenance for families facing hard times! Thanks, THRIVE Partners, for setting your compass toward The Wise!

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Visit to learn how the Bethel Baptist community is also making a difference through its participation in THRIVE’s “Walk a Mile in THEIR Shoes” mission!