Summer time means Vacation Bible School at many local churches and a chance for them to teach young children about the Bible.
Pastor of First Baptist Church of Meridian, Dr. Raymon Leake, went the extra mile to try to inspire VBS kids this week.
He told the children that if they raised $1,000 for missions, he would jump out of an airplane. They did, and so he did.
The video was shown at Friday's final VBS assembly.
"One of the things that we want to try to do is inspire children," said Leake. "So it's amazing when you get an opportunity to let kids see that you're willing to take a risk, and particularly when the risk revolves around Christian ministry."
This year's VBS theme was 'Amazing Wonders Aviation'.