Every summer, it’s my privilege to travel the state and visit as many Vacation Bible Schools as I can. It’s always inspiring to see the wonderful ministry taking place and to be reminded that every church, large and small, can be involved in VBS.

Already this summer, several churches have shared the results of God’s work in their midst. Dothan First Baptist enrolled 278 in VBS and 15 made a profession of faith. Opp First Baptist reported an enrollment of 300, Verbena an enrollment of 115, and Bellview in Decatur enrolled 40, and each church had three children making professions of faith. Gardendale First Baptist enrolled 1,202 people in their VBS and of those, 110 made professions of faith! We rejoice in every church who is holding a VBS, every person who is enrolled, and certainly everyone who has made a decision to follow Christ. To God be the glory!

We will continue to share VBS results throughout the summer as we receive them. Please send your church’s report to James Blakeney at jblakeney@alsbom.org.

James Blakeney

James Blakeney

State Missionary James Blakeney has been employed by the State Board of Missions since 1997 and is currently an associate in the office of Sunday School and Discipleship. James' primary responsibilities are preschool and children.
James and his wife, Janis, are members at First Baptist Church, Montgomery. They have a daughter, two sons and seven grandchildren.
James Blakeney

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