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July 9, 2014

Obstacle courses provide Bible school fun

DUNCAN — Children acted as special agents in First Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible School.

Over 220 pre-K through fifth grade students navigated rooms filled with red ribbon representing lasers and cardboard cutouts while studying scripture.  

First Baptist staff decorated their church for the school’s theme Agency D3- the three D’s standing for discover, defend and decide. In each room, children received a new mission. These included crafts and Bible studies.

Nine-year-old Jaiden Gregston completed obstacle courses and played frisbee.

“It was good,” said Gregston. “Sometimes I go and perform ninja kicks through the lasers.”

Pastor Bryan Pain said the church’s transformation would not have been complete without the help of over 80 volunteers.

“We’ve got an incredible team of volunteers that makes this an immersive experience,” said Pain. “It’s not just the theme; it is a great experience. I think it is always exciting to let boys and girls see that the church is a place where they can have fun.”

Volunteer and intern Bethany Conway presented children with clues for the children to uncover.

“We have scripts for them where we are agents and hackers,”  said Conway. “We have been performing skits all week.”

For over two hours, Conway and Rebekah Kafer, a fellow volunteer, led the children in songs complete with action and dance moves for the agents.

“It is tiring, but I wouldn’t want to do anything else,” said Conway. “I love being with the kids. They get so excited which is what is really fun for us.”

The children even left the event with their own disguises.

First Baptist Church will hold a family night from 6 - 8 p.m. tonight at Fuqua Park. The church plans to provide free hotdogs and Kiddieland rides to the community.The Vacation Bible School will end on Thursday.

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