Published Wed, May 18, 22.
Written by Scott Chleborad.

I don't think I've ever heard kids scream louder!

Over the past couple of summers, Adams Thermal Foundation has had the opportunity to partner with church Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs that benefit our students in Ethiopia. In both cases, children attending VBS were given a goal to reach and a reward if they were successful. Last summer, that reward included sending VBS leaders to an icy-cold dunk tank. So when the children found out that their fundraising goal for the kids in Ethiopia had been reached, they SCREAMED at the top of their lungs.

The summer prior to last, children attending a local VBS watched videos about our schools in Ethiopia and the lifestyle of those who deal with the effects of poverty daily. They noticed how the children they were helping in Ethiopia were joyful, even though they face many hardships. What a tremendous lesson this was for young people who only know of first-world problems. Again, when their fundraising goal was exceeded by more than 100 percent, they forgot about using their indoor voices and let loose with the loudest cheer you've ever heard in a church sanctuary. 

If your church VBS leadership would like to explore opportunities to partner with Adams Thermal Foundation, please let us know how we can support your theme or your ideas. We'd be glad to stop by and tell the story of what God is doing through our programs in Hosanna and Ottoro, Ethiopia. We guarantee that your children will learn what it's like to love and care for the poor in far-away places like Ethiopia. And there may be some more screaming involved as well!

CLICK HERE or HERE to see some of our past VBS partner experiences. (Where possible, these will be links to the corresponding VBS posts on the ATF website. Where not possible the sentence will be eliminated)

Call 877-678-1099 or email us at for more information about VBS partnerships.