Thursday, August 21, 2008

Last Day of Camp 2008!

Thank you for praying for Camp Sagitawa this summer. God has answered:
Many campers have made the decision to follow Christ.
Over 700 campers came through the programs.
We had great, warm weather so all programs could run as scheduled.
We had the staff needed to run the programs, and a place for each of them to stay.
We had 3 staff in the kitchen all summer, along with helpers that were needed.
God gave safety, and those who were hurt are doing well.
God gave strength, encouragement, & enthusiasm, which came in many ways & from many sources.
God provided finances for staff so they could be here all summer.
Family Camp begins tomorrow. We are trying a new idea - a week-long family camp. Pray that it goes smoothly and that we have enough help.
PR3, the final SWAT trip of the year, begins tomorrow. Pray that they will have a good, safe trip.
Please pray for those of us who will be staying to carry on the programs after everyone else leaves.
Please continue to pray that God will provide for the Staff Bursary Fund. Since we did not get any student placement working grants this year, those students are also applying for bursaries. As a result, we are $15,000 short in comparison to the average of what each person received last year.
Flight expense for SWAT Staff...
Naomi had the opportunity to travel to Ottawa with family in July, but decided to stay several weeks longer to help with SWAT and other camp needs. I encouraged her to do this because of her first aid training, and felt that it would be cheaper to purchase a plane ticket than to pay a first aid attendant for half the SWAT trips. Our transportation expense policy falls short by $450. Maybe someone would like to send a cheque to assist. (Sorry, Camp cannot receipt it and it has to be addressed to her.)

See you next summer!

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