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Would you like to bring a team to Guatemala for VBS in 2016? If so, please complete this form and click submit ASAP.

                                                      2016 VBS Dates

Week 1 -- Coban Church -- October 29-November 5, 2016

Week 2 -- Lake Atitlan Churches -- November 5-12, 2016

Week 3 -- Zacapa Churches -- November 12-19, 2016

All Information for Teams Due:  September 10, 2016 to Sarah@impactoministry.com

November VBS week started with Impacto holding VBS at Iglesias Adonai, a church Pastor Luis and Dinora started in Guatemala City. The month of November was picked because the children are out of school in Guatemala from mid-October until mid-January. After several years, it was expanded to churches in the Lake Atitlan area and Zacapa. Realizing it was time for the churches to start flying on their own, Impacto began asking teams to come lead special "how to" training. Next, we began holding VBS trainings every-other-month and eventually the churches started holding their own VBS. We continually hold trainings each year teaching and giving examples in Bible stories, how to make a craft and relate it to the daily Bible study, and how to determine a theme and memory verses. Teaching the churches on how to work within their own budget is vital. The churches in the lake area and Zacapa haven’t gotten to the point where they can hold VBS for an entire week yet but they are able to hold it for 3 or 4 days. For this reason, we try to go 1 or 2 days to support them during their VBS week. We try to provide a craft, a Bible story, songs, games, and nutrition drink with bread for those days. The great thing about VBS is that all the children whose lives are reached through this ministry are children that the churches are able to follow up on. For the time VBS lasts, the kids are excited and want to show up for the games, songs, prizes, and nutrition drink with bread. After VBS week, the church has a chance to visit the kids and their parents. This is how a lot of new people come to the churches. If you would like to bring a team to help during November VBS, fill out the contact form on this page. You'll fall in love with the children and they will never forget your smiles, hugs, and kindness. You'll enjoy planting the seeds that may one day lead to a soul won for the Kingdom.

November 2015, we began holding a week of VBS in Coban instead of in Guatemala City because the church in the City started by Pastor Luis and Dinora has grown enough that they do really not need teams coming to help. Coban, Zacapa, and the lake churches are begging us to bring teams and help them to hold their own week of VBS. Many have been trained and choose a theme that matches the needs of their church but they could really use your help. We'd love to have you come be a part of any week.