We had a full and action-packed summer!! 336 young people came for a week of camp. . . 98 of them actually came for two weeks. Our staff were wonderful in their hard work, their love for the children, their joy and creativity.
And the kids responded in many precious ways. 14 accepted Christ while they were here, each with a beautiful story to tell about being convicted in chapel or at solo time, and talking with the speaker or their counselor afterwards.
Several of them asked to be baptized, along with others who had accepted Christ in recent months or years. All together I had the privilege of baptizing 18 young people this summer. . . . including four of my own grand-daughters.
And all the fun stuff!! the outings were great, always appreciated along with lots of activities and tubing trips and pool time here at camp. The "RC" radio controlled model cars were a big hit too. The kids loved setting up a track and racing them.
We had some extra help this summer in the kitchen. We are gradually building up a great team of experienced cooks and crew leaders. Quite a number of adults dropped in to help for a day or a meal. All combined, they made my summer easier than it has been in a while, giving me time and energy to keep up with office and program. I even got to several staff meetings!!
Even the Big Clean in the kitchen each Wednesday was special. Other staff would often join in to help the kitchen crew -- I know they loved that!! We ended with the kitchen in top shape when we handed it over to the Lighthouse Baptist crew after our camp was over.
This was also the Summer of Old-timers returning for a week or two who served here in their college years. Amy, Billy, Leah, Holly, Hannah, Julie. . . I hope it encouraged our present-day collegiates, someday when they are kept away from camp by jobs, marriage, and little future campers coming along. . . you can still get back to camp once in a while!!
And we want them to keep coming back!! there is work to do.... later this month when we have several teen groups here . . . they need meals, tower time, tubing and other outings. We also have several building repair projects that call out for a work party or even an individual for a few days of volunteering.
We also need help with the cost of the materials, We estimate at least $4,500 for renovating the mobile home (roof, siding, insulation, flooring) and $2,500 for a new roof for the cottage.
Pray for us at camp and write me back.
Please remember to keep praying for Bill Perry's family -- pray that Bill's testimony and vision for reaching the far corners of the earth for Christ will continue to shine bright... He was a huge part of Teen Camp and we were all blessed by his good teaching and cheerful friendship.
Josh and Leah are going to Bill's memorial service in Ft Lauderdale Aug 19, please pray for them. They will be representing us all. If you want to help with the cost of this trip please do. . . . donations can be sent to CLW by check or via the Paypal Donate button on our website. Designate your gift "for trip to Mem'l Service"
God's rich blessings to you
May God bless all you servants of the Lord, you who stand by night in the house of the Lord . . .
King David, Psalm 134