Saturday, 24 August 2013

Camp Joy


  As we approached our first summer in England in 2003, we thought it would be good to find a youth camp to take the children to. That was our first year at Camp Joy. It has been a wonderful journey watching the camp grow and change, seeing the children get saved and make decisions for Christ and to see young people first come as campers and then work as staff at the camp. So many blessings and so many good memories. The Lord has blessed us to have a small part in the camp each year we have been in country.

  This year was no exception. Andrea and I were kitchen assistants and Davis was the assistant games leader. Deidra still gets to be a camper but her time is coming to slave the week away. Kent also took care of the morning chapel session and did his usual mixture of preaching and craziness. The theme of Camp was Creation and so for the morning chapel fun time we explored some possible food items that Adam and Eve may have tried. Such things as donuts with baked beans or tortilla chips with whipped cream. Each day there were new things to try and try them the kids did.

The best thing about camp was the two young men who trusted Christ as their Saviour on Friday morning after the service.

  Camp is a good week that allows the kids to have some Christian fellowship and for us to spend some time with great friends from all over the country.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013



  July has been a busy month. We had our annual neighborhood 4th of July bbq rescheduled due to a funeral so we set the date for two weeks later on the 18th. The date was free and nothing was scheduled. By the end of the next day we had three things set for that day. Another missionary in England had a church group coming over on a trip and offered to bring them down to help us for a few days. He said they would be down on the 18th. Each summer we sponsor a student from Spain for a month. Some of you met Jose when he traveled with us the last time we were in the States. Jose has moved on but we have Ana with us. She arrived on the 18th. So we had our neighborhhod bbq with some extra visitors from Montana as well as Ana from Bilbao in Spain.

After we fed the group from Montana we put them to work letterboxing. They put out over 1000 tracts/leaflets in their time here.

No trip to the Gossmeyers would be complete without a trip to Polperro.