This past weekend I had the privilege of planning (with help of course) the mother/daughter retreat at Camp Forest Springs. It was a busy weekend filled with lots of details but one that God used to minster to the ladies. The weather was a bit strange this year since there was still lots of snow on the ground but we were able to find some different activities to make the weekend fun. The craft shop was busy and a few people even went snowshoeing.
Diane Windle was our speaker and talked about the biblical definition for the word Awesome and how it applies to God. She challenged our hearts and encouraged our walks with the Lord. We received lots of positive feedback about the weekend but most importantly we will pray that the impact that it had on the campers would carry through into the days and months ahead.
Normally Jesse is the one serving out and camp so it was good to have a role reversal. He held down the fort at home with the kids while I worked out at camp. I am glad to be back in the groove at home but it sure was a blessing to be able to coordinate this event!
Missionary Staff Retreat 2011
These past few days were spend at Fort Wilderness in Rhinelander, WI with the entire staff of Camp Forest Springs. We joined together for a few days of encouraging Bible lessons as well as discussed the future of our ministry. The kids (Lauren and Jack) got to stay home with Miss Sally, one of the cooks at camp, and loved their time with her. Jesse and I (and Avie) joined the 25 other Missionary Staff couples and had a great time.
It is hard to believe that this was our 5th staff retreat now. Seems like just yesterday we were out raising our support. God has been so faithful and continues to be. We are excited to enter into our 7th summer of Jesse doing media. We pray for the kids that are anticipating coming and those that don’t even know they’ll be here yet. We are grateful to be serving in this capacity.
Sorry for not having any pictures with this post. We’ll work on that for next time!
OK, so maybe it really isn’t that many “c’s”
We were privileged to host the Wisconsin/Iowa Super Sectional of the CCCA (Christian Camp and Conference Association) this past weekend. Camp staff members from all over Wisconsin and Iowa traveled all the way up to Westboro for three days of fellowship, seminars, training, and rest. Nearly every weekend we host church groups, youth groups, and other organizations, but there is something very special about hosting other camp staff. Perhaps it is the fact that we all are in the same kind of ministry, or that camping takes a certain type of person, but I certainly enjoy getting together at the 3CA events.
This past year I served on the cabinet of the 3CA and coordinated all the technology/media seminars. All of monday we taught a seminar about photography lighting. Tuesday and Wednesday were filled with seminars regarding how camps are able to leverage technology to advance their ministries. There were also a number of other seminars all designed to train and inform the camp staff members.
Walt Mueller was the speaker for the main sessions and he taught us about how to begin engaging with the youth of today.
Along with the training, we were also able to get out and enjoy some of the snow too