The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Road trip

Bus serves as Bible school classroom

Typically vaction Bible school is held at a church. But not at Blue Ridge Lutheran Church, Raytown, Mo. Members literally took their Bible school on the road using a bus as the classroom. It all started in January 2004 when the congregation was investigating opportunities for their 10 youth to travel with other kids. But they didn't find anything that would include their age range of 10 to 16.

Remembering their successful fund-raiser for Heifer International, someone asked if they could visit that organization. Turns out Heifer has a 1,200 acre ranch in Perryville, Ark. Visitors can take a tour by hay wagon and walk through a global village to learn about the lives of the people Heifer helps (www.heifer.org).

Rooms and T-shirts for the trip would cost $25 per person. But how were they going to get $1,784 for the bus?

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