United Church Youth Pastor Keith Lewis Keeps Faith-Building Fun While Raising Funds For Nepal

David Pucket throws a whipped cream pie at Pastor Lewis during fun and games on last day of VBS. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
VBS students line up to throw whipped cream pies at Pastor Lewis as part of WCO fund raiser. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
By KayLinda Crawford
Los Alamos Daily Post

United Church of Los Alamos hosted a 5-week Vacation Bible School in August and Youth Pastor Keith Lewis kept the faith-building and learning fun with the theme: EVEREST – Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power.

“Each week we talked about how God helps us,” Lewis said. “And, by the end of the month the kids were talking about how God provides comfort, healing, forgiveness and loves us forever. The kids also began to realize that they can call on God to help them during tough times.”

Keeping faith-building fun is no easy task and Lewis found success.

“The kids enjoyed the “Everest” theme, which tied in well for having a fun and games fundraiser for the people in Nepal (where Mt. Everest is located) who are still recovering from the recent devastating earthquake.” Lewis said. “The fun and games raised $62.73 for Nepal, and the funds will be sent through Church World Services.”

Part of the fund-raising fun was Lewis getting pie in the face.

“Kids love throwing pie at the teacher!” Lewis laughed.

Youth Pastor Keith Lewis gets messy during the fun and games fundraiser on last day of VBS. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Hungry VBS students line up for lunch. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

The rains didn’t stop VBS kids from enjoying popsicles. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

VBS youth gather for a group photo. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com


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