The Board for Christian Education (BCE) of the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India (JDCSI) under the leadership of its Director Mr. A.C. Francis facilitated the Annual Vacation Bible School-2018 in Vaddukoddai and Kilinochchi respectively on 23-25 and 26-28 August 2018.

This was the fourth consecutive year the CSI Thoothukudi-Nazareth Diocese Children Mission (Baliar Nanban) has conducted the VBS program in Jaffna Diocese.  The Rev. N.S. Joseph Israel, Director along with Mr. Solomon and Mr. Jesudian of Children’s Ministry workers of CSI Thuthukudi- Nazareth Diocese, India, trained children along with local Sunday school teacher and volunteers.

The theme of the year was “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever,” based on Hebrews 13:8.

Nearly 250 children participated and benefitted in this year’s Vacation Bible School at Vaddukoddai and Kilinochchi.  The Rev. V. Pathmathayalan coordinated the program in both places.  The Project Officer S. John Ragunathan was in-charge of all practical arrangements.  The clergy of the area were in full participation during these days.

The CSI Jaffna Diocese is grateful to the Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr S.E.C. Devasagayam for the encouragement and support he gives to the team as well as to Jaffna Diocese in ministering to the children through VBS.