It is amazing how quiet things have become around here! We just finished the Labor Day Family Camp yesterday. Most of the staff are off today and spending time with their families after a long, but very good summer.
Like you can imagine, it will not stay quiet for very long! On Thursday we have a retreat group of 150 people coming in. I will be on the schedule for cabin cleaning, kitchen, and program as well. Now that the summer staff are all back at school, a lot of the general camp requirements fall back upon the Missionary Staff. We are not ever short of work variety.
April is still feeling fairly well, relatively speaking. She is experiencing some nauseau from time to time but she has yet to have any serious morning sickness. She read somewhere that the baby has fingernails already! It is so incredible to see the miracle that God is doing in the creation of this new life.
On Sunday, April and I went over to Fort Wilderness to celebrate their 50th anniversary with them. (Fort is the camp that my parents worked at while I was a young boy) As we pulled into the parking lot, April said, “Hey, that looks like your Aunt Gail and Grandma! Wait, it is them!” I was not expecting to see them at the party but they ended up coming! We enjoyed a great time of catching up with people that I have not seen in the past 15 years. Being back at the place I grew up brought back many good memories. It was also very confirming to see that Christian Camping is really where we should be serving!
There is one truth that God has revealed to us over the past year… Nothing is ever boring when you follow the Lord!
April and I took advantage of our last week before starting at camp and went camping on Lake Superior, near Bessemer, MI. Back when my parents were working on the staff at Fort Wilderness, we used to go camping at Black River Harbor at the end of every summer. So it was like old times to see the waterfalls, waves, and harbor with friends from our past. Click here for some pictures from the trip.
But the really big news is that April and I are expecting our first child in the beginning of April! We are so excited and we will keep you posted with how things are progressing. Right now, our first appointment is scheduled for the end of September. We are told that we will hear the baby’s heartbeat for the first time!
April and I are very excited to announce that we are fully supported and plan to begin full-time service on August 30th!
God has greatly provided for our needs and we feel that now is the time for us to start. Thanks so much to the many of you who have given to help us accomplish this part of the ministry at Camp Forest Springs.
The last year has been full of challenges and we will not forget the lessons that God has taught us. We are so excited to get back into the ministry! I believe that one of my first responsibilities is to redo Camp’s website. So look at www.campforestsprings.org often to see if something new shows up. I am guessing that it will be a little bit before anything is changed.
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