Wearing a boa constrictor or tarantula and petting an iguana or crocodile were activities kids enjoyed when critters visited Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Oak Lawn, Ill.
It was the last activity of the Amazing Grace Kids’ Camp, held every Wednesday evening over the summer for about 70 children.
Rev. Rich De Vries said, “We had opportunity to build relationships with the kids and their families in ways that often do not happen with a more traditional week-long format. Now that they know us personally, they are interested in many of the opportunities we provide for the spiritual nurture not only of their kids but of their whole family.”