We had a good downpour on Monday which was much needed. The ground around camp was quite dry and our Fallen Timber Creek is almost down to a trickle in some places. We are in our second last week of summer camp and if this was last year it would be our last week of camp. You may remember we added one more week of summer camp this year so we could reach more children with the Good News! Please continue to pray for us that we would have a strong finish.
Last Saturday we poured the concrete for both garages and basement stairs. The taper started taping and the Hardie boys are here this week as well. By Hardie boys we're not talking Frank and Joe Hardy, but the crew coming to side the homes with James Hardie Plank.
Andrew Baerg is deep into his biking 4 evergreen, travelling this morning from Coaldale to Medicine Hat. You can follow Andrew on Facebook as he is updating his travels regularly. We're thankful for the awareness he is bringing across Alberta for our need to Reach Higher with a new lodge. You can check out his website here.
The final numbers for this summer won't be in for a couple of weeks, but it looks like we will have just over 90 more children and youth campers than last summer. Our two family camps filled up this year with about 220 campers and so our total for this summer will be just over 1,200 campers. However, the most exciting number for us is that through six of our eight camps, 380 campers that we know of have expressed spiritual growth. Sometimes its hard to focus and push through at the end of summer when we're tired, but we're excited that children are coming to know the Lord this summer.
Our fall season will be very busy. Last year we had the highest number of guests come through camp in the month of September. We're not sure if we will match or beat that number from last year, but we are already calling for help on weekends. If you are able to be one of our weekend heroes please contact Lane here in the office for more information.
Thanks for your continued support.
Bob "Ranger" Kroeker