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Looking for a Fundraiser for Vacation Bible School?

From its work around the world, RMM is highlighting several projects that work well for Vacation Bible School fundraisers:

In 2015 several CMC churches adopted special projects related to RMM ministries.

Cherry Glade Mennonite Church in Accident, Maryland, raised funds for the people of Nepal. A REACH team was in Nepal during the devastating earthquake and saw first-hand the desperate needs for food, shelter, clean water, and a host of other things. Funds from Cherry Glade were shared through our Nepali partners who coordinate the REACH team outreaches.

Gospel Hill Mennonite Church in Fulks Run, Virginia, and Greenwood Mennonite Church in Greenwood, Delaware, both raised money for two different projects related to RMM work in Thailand. In fact, they took up the Thailand theme for the whole VBS. One coordinator wrote:
“Our Bible school this year was called Thailand Trek. Each night we learned new things about the Thailand culture and a video was shown focusing on a child that lives in Thailand. It compared how some things are the same as our culture and how some are different. I believe this really helped our Bible school kids to really see how these children are just like us, but some aspects of their way of life are different—like food, transportation, schools, and homes.”

This year, 2016, we’re highlighting RMM work in North Africa. In a remote, mountainous region, RMM workers are helping to provide medical services and physical therapy for handicapped persons. One of their local partners has been trained in physical therapy techniques and is seeing amazing results. She would like to start her own village center to assist more children with special needs. Special project funds would go towards helping this new local center get started.

This project and several others are available for your 2016 VBS. Maybe you’d even like to use this idea as a timely theme for your VBS. You could highlight needs in the Muslim world—like Greenwood and Gospel Hill did with the Thailand theme last year. Feel free to contact Andrew Miller at RMM for further information either by emailing andrewm@rmmoffice.org or calling 614-258-4780.