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Chapel hosts Vacation Bible School

Children play with a parachute at Vacation Bible School at the Chapel Community Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 21, 2019. Approximately 70 children, ages 6 through 12, participated in the weeklong event, which had songs, bible lessons, cinema time, and outdoor activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Quentin K. Marx)

Children play with a parachute at Vacation Bible School at the Chapel Community Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 21, 2019. Approximately 70 children, ages 6 through 12, participated in the weeklong event, which had songs, bible lessons, cinema time, and outdoor activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Quentin K. Marx)

A child listens to a lesson at Vacation Bible School at the Chapel Community Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 21, 2019. Children learned about faith and how it can help people face struggles in life, such as fear or change. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Quentin K. Marx)

A child listens to a lesson at Vacation Bible School at the Chapel Community Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 21, 2019. Children learned about faith and how it can help people face struggles in life, such as fear or change. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Quentin K. Marx)

Children play outside at Vacation Bible School at the Chapel Community Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 21, 2019. The activity allows children, ages 6 through 12, to enjoy the outdoors during the summer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Quentin K. Marx)

Children play outside at Vacation Bible School at the Chapel Community Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 21, 2019. The activity allows children, ages 6 through 12, to enjoy the outdoors during the summer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Quentin K. Marx)

A child colors at Vacation Bible School at the Chapel Community Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 21, 2019. The Chaplain Corps, in partnership with a youth group from the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church from Orange City, Iowa, hosted the weeklong event for children to play and learn lessons about faith and the struggles they may face in life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Quentin K. Marx)

A child colors at Vacation Bible School at the Chapel Community Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 21, 2019. The Chaplain Corps, in partnership with a youth group from the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church from Orange City, Iowa, hosted the weeklong event for children to play and learn lessons about faith and the struggles they may face in life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Quentin K. Marx)

Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. -- Approximately 70 children attended Vacation Bible School July 21-25, at Ellsworth Air Force Base.

Additionally, the Chaplain Corps partnered with volunteers from a youth group from Immanuel Christian Reformed Church from Orange City, Iowa.

“They performed incredibly, and the best thing about them was that they provided a foundation," said Maj. Ronald Feeser, the 28th Bomb Wing deputy wing chaplain. "[This] meant we were able to free the parents so they wouldn’t have to volunteer for the event.”

Throughout the week, the volunteers lead children through song and dance, crafts, cinema time, and outdoor activities.

Finally, the Vacation Bible School curriculum taught children from the ages 6 through 12 about how having faith can lessen the impact of fear and life changes.

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