ARDF’s New WATER WEEK VBS Curriculum

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ARDF is excited to be releasing WATER WEEK, a water-themed VBS curriculum that will

  • Help the kids in your parish connect with needy children throughout the world and with what ARDF is doing to help them.
  • Have them learn how God has used water over and over again in his mighty acts of rescue and mercy.
  • Get ready for four days of water-filled summer fun!

WATER WEEK VBS Materials:

You can also download the materials from our Media Page.

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Testimonial from the original creators of WATER WEEK VBS:  

Fr. Brian Barry our Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry, with his VBS Team designed “Water Week” in 2012, focusing during the hot days of August on the great water stories of the Bible. We had talked earlier about the success of the ARDF Lent curriculum and we thought the children (and their parents) would want to have a mission project to support that would involve supplying water, especially to benefit children like themselves. So I began to look for an ARDF project that would fit our theme.

Each child was given a water bottle to fill with coins or other money to support the ARDF project. By the end of the week, the children showed they really were committed: they filled their 21 water bottles with nearly $400!

We may think that this is a very small gift toward a project of over $60,000–and it is. But that’s to miss both the big picture and the long term goal. The big picture is threefold:

  1. Introducing children to their church’s world-wide mission.
  2. Helping them understand the needs of children who are Anglicans just like them throughout the world.
  3. Having them not take for granted the water, plentiful food, and fresh vegetables they eat every day.

The long term goal is having children form the habit of mission-mindedness, become committed to the Anglican Relief and Development Fund and supporting the Gospel in word and deed around the world.

The Rev. Dr. Malcolm Andrew Reid
Director of Outreach
Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church
Danvers, MA

Water carriers, Ibba, Feb 2012 (2)

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