Students Helping Students
// Rachel DeTellis
The remarks of thirteen students from Ben Lippen school in Columbia, SC—who held VBS at our Masson, Signeau, and Concrab schools this January—had some common themes.
Some of their comments were: “Although we were there to teach the kids, I feel like they taught me.” (Kristy Carnes) “They acted like there was no language barrier and we were lifelong friends.” (Annie Culbertson) “I loved sharing the joy of making crafts with the kids, and to see them be so creative and proud of their work.” (Emily Sark)
It was beautiful to see the Haitian students enjoying the music, crafts, Bible story, skit, and games—all the while soaking up the love and fun of the day. It was also wonderful to observe how the Ben Lippen students grew in their teaching and leadership skills.
The most important lesson they probably learned was how cultural and language barriers were diminished when the American and Haitian students worshiped Jesus together. “God’s love conquers all barriers.” (Jaden Caughman) ~Rachel DeTellis