Greetings! It’s 51 degrees with swamp-like conditions around camp as the snow turns to puddles. Summer is coming!
SBL Father/Son Retreat (May 13-15)
The next retreat at SBL will be our annual Father/Son Retreat. Remarkably Cedar Island Lake has been open for several weeks. It usually opens up around this time of year. I don’t know what this means for fishing, but I’ll promise to help you eat the fish if you catch them!
--I’ll be leading studies on Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 17-20; 1 Kings 22:47-50; 2 Kings 3). If we happen to get this king searched out from the Scriptures, Hezekiah is next. You fathers & sons who plan to attend are encouraged to study what God’s Word reports on this king & share it when we gather.
--We have 7 father/son combos signed up presently. That means there’s still plenty of room for you if you are able to join us!
--The SBL Board will be gathering at camp on April 30th & would value your prayers for the Lord’s wisdom & direction at this time.
Summer Camp #s Campers Staff
1st Junior Camp (full) 120 45+
1st Teen Camp 27 boys/45 girls 3
2nd Junior Camp 23 boys/42 girls 15
1st Family Camp 20 families
Junior High Camp 22 boys/40 girls 11
3rd Junior Camp 37 boys/20 girls 22
Girls Camp 40 girls 14
Senior Teen 6 boys/20 girls 5
2nd Family Camp 32 families
3rd Family Camp 9 families
--As you can see, we need teen camp counselors most of all. If one can’t counsel for both weeks of the 1st Teen Camp, coming for one week may work out. Thanks for praying!
--We’ve just heard this week that Jim & Sue Ulfers have announced their retirement after serving for 10 years at camp. Jim was a proficient helper in the kitchen & in helping Jerry with chores during the summer. We have good memories of Jim’s willing service & Sue’s bubbliness in the bakery when she was able to be with us!
--So, Jerry is open for someone to help him with breakfast, running the dishwasher & doing the summer chores at camp.
--Jordan & Ruth may need to be in cabins to counsel. Otherwise, Jordan would be a good helper with Jerry & Ruth would be a good kitchen worker as she has experience there.
--Jordan & Ruth returned from their challenging honeymoon after one week. I say challengingbecause both of them got sick towards the end of their first week together. BUT, I heard them promise at their wedding that they would stick with each other in sickness as well as in health!
Thanks for your prayers as the summer camps get closer. Preparation of heart is at the top of myprayer list.
Safe in Him,