Updated: May 23
From Rev. Steve Poarch, St. Paul UMC in Ft. Smith, Arkansas:
I was very intrigued by the new virtual experience that you and others are developing: "Where in the World is God - A Virtual Journey Together." We have had a well-established VBS program here at St. Paul UMC - Ft. Smith for several years and felt that trying to do a more traditional VBS online would leave many of our kids and parents feeling disheartened or disappointed; however, we weren't comfortable with doing nothing at all. This project appears to me to fill a wonderful need that we can use this summer to stay connected with our kids, parents, and community without trying to recreate a "VBS" experience. It's new and different, and I am excited about the possibility of virtually connecting our kids with kids around the country and world for this journey to find God.