As she was browsing through the cup sizes, one of the cups had a movie theme on it. With the movie cup in her hand she realized that this was way too scary of a cup to drink out of, and in replacing the cup back on the stack, knocked a whole wack of cups (a wack is equal too or greater than 4 stacks of cups) behind the slurpee machine. Fritzi was very apologetic at the counter and that's how we came to calling her Jessica Seven-Eleven Fritzi! Fritzi ended up coming back a second time to volunteer here at Evergreen and I would like to say thanks again Fritzi, you are welcome back anytime!
Our German connection has become very important to helping us in our ministry. I think that it is safe to say that without their help over the past six years we wouldn't have been able to serve as many guests and campers as we have. Claudia arrived this week from Neu-Ulm and is now German number 34!
The other reason I'm thinking of eleven is because when I started this blog we were eleven campers short of our total last summer. This morning that number eleven dropped to six. We are 162 campers ahead of last year at this time. 21 of our 28 camps are full. We recently tweaked a couple of our camps in an effort to create more room for campers.
We are fielding calls every day from parents who are hoping that our web site is wrong, that we're not full and there is room for their child. I was in the dining room yesterday when Josh was inviting the St. Alphonsus students at the end of their band camp back in summer. Unfortunately there were very few spots open in their age group.
That is why we are Reaching Higher - to create more room and expand our ministry. The board will be meeting this Saturday with the only agenda item being Reaching Higher. We need to grasp the urgency, we need to realize the potential and we need to make a pledge!
Thanks for your support.
Bob "Ranger" Kroeker