Youth Share Backyard Bible School

Meridian, Miss.

The youth of Meridian's First Baptist Church are bringing Backyard Bible School to children at Wesley House.

They taught them songs, Bible verses and more, with the theme of 'Colossal Coaster World'. It was the third Thursday in a row the teens have conducted the event.

The young people say it's a ministry that blesses the youth members as much as the children:

"We do all the elements, music and crafts and recreation and snacks," said Abby Dennis, student minister for First Baptist Church of Meridian. "Today we're having a cookout for the children and their parents."

"First of all, we're teaching them about Jesus and we're just trying to be an example for them and this world," said youth minister, James Gibson.

Dennis says the Backyard Bible School also serves as a good training for the teenagers, for their upcoming mission trip to Trinidad next month.