Vacation Bible School was founded in the year 1952 by Rev. & Mrs. Hamilton, in a small village called Kovilpatti in south Tamilnadu, with 75 children and 8 teachers. It has now grown to be an annual event of national magnitude, touching and transforming lives of thousands of children each year. Not only has the ministry of VBS spread all over the country, but it has extended its activities to the neighbouring countries as well. The main emphasis of VBS is to expose children to the message of the Bible, using specially designed products and activity books.
Almost all Churches of every denomination in our country conduct VBS each year, as they all have experienced the fruitfulness of this programme. The unique aspect of this programme is that it attracts a large number of children of other faiths, who wait eagerly to attend this programme every year.
BSI has been consistently supporting VBS by producing and supplying Scriptures in different languages needed for its ministry in all the major languages of India and that of the neighbouring countries.
Details of Scriptures distributed through this Project in the year 2012 is given below :
Children’s Bible … 1,200
Students’ Work Books … 433,700
Teachers’ Hand Book … 46,200
Selections (Incentives) … 270,500