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Local Sunday School teacher shows students creative way to learn biblical stories

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A retired teacher is on a mission to help her Sunday School students get a better understanding of biblical stories.

Linda Turner spent 30 years working in the Vicksburg Warren School District. After retiring, she took on the responsibility of teaching again, this time for Crawford Street United Methodist Church.

Her background is in math, but Turner also taught art. This year, she wanted to give her children an opportunity to go deeper. She felt that a visual approach would create an avenue to provide that kind of hands-on learning.

“It’s so important that they know because so many of them don’t get the stories,” Turner said.

After coming across a picture of some recycled cardboard packing materials, Turner got inspired. She put out a call for help on social media for materials.

“ I came across a picture of some recycled cardboard packing materials and I thought we could use those,” she said. “The next thing I knew I had people driving up to my house and delivering cardboard and I had people delivering it to the church and we just put it together and made our Jerusalem.”

COVID-19 cut down on attendance at the church has been working to regroup. The church added multi-age classrooms starting at 9:45 a.m..

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