Making Friends in Fiji CURRENT TENSE

It’s an unusual opportunity — to make friends with children who live 8,000 miles away. In the evening program entitled “Can You Hear Me Now? God Calls Kids Too!” Vacation Bible School students will have a chance to meet  – through videos – a missionary family working in Fiji.

Twelve-year-old Mercy Neal and her eight-year-old brother, Josiah, are moving  from their home in Belleville, New Jersey to Fiji, an island in the South Pacific. Their parents — Rev. Wesley Neal and Rev. Jerusha Neal, both graduates of Princeton Theological Seminary — will teach at a seminary there.

“The children and youth of Princeton UMC will be writing to Mercy and Josiah, and they will also support the Neal family with prayer and fund raising,” says Anna Gillette, associate pastor for discipleship. “VBS children will hear Bible stories about God calls children into discipleship.”  Crafts, music, mission projects and games will tie the week’s theme together.

Set for Tuesday to Thursday, July 29 to 31, 5:30 to 8 p.m., the VBS program is free by registration. Call 609-924-2613 or email Anna@princetonumc.org.  Dinner is included, and parents are invited to stay.

It’s not too late to sign up for VBS — and to invite friends and neighbors!  Set for Tuesday to Thursday, July 29 to 31, 5:30 to 8 p.m., it is free by registration. Call 609-924-2613 or email Anna@princetonumc.org.  Dinner is included, and parents are invited to stay.