Monday, August 21, 2006
After 5 weeks of camp we took a break to travel with our youth ministry team to Chicago where we helped conduct a week of Vacation Bible School and an evening park ministry. Our fellow missionary Ron Kooyman works in Chicago and is presently the interim pastor at Cicero Bible church. This is the church that founded the IFCA denomination. Presently there are about 175 people meeting in a church that seats about 1500. Ron is working hard to help the church reach out to the hispanic community that has grown up around it. We were there to help and had a great time. It was extremely hot (In the 100's) and the humidity was about 90%. God really blessed and the intercultural experience was invaluable for all! We want to thank all the churches who housed us and all who helped make the trip possible through hard work and financial support!
Well it took another four weeks for me to update this blog! You would think we had been on the road all summer! Since the last post we had returned to Camp Lewtana to fill in for a speaker who could not make it to basketball camp. We had a great time but we don't have any pictures of that camp - sorry! However if you are in camping ministry we would highly recommend running a week of basketball camp. Lewtana did a great job with their camp and reached many non-Christian kids! We are posting here our next camp. Camp Shiloh in Wyoming. Many of you know that this is the camp that my parents have run for the last 30 years. It was their last year of camp as they are retiring in January. It was a great week and I know it was very emotional for them and for us! Enjoy these photos!