Dear Faithful Supporters,
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” Recently reading Psalm 121, I was reminded of a rainstorm I watched pass through the hills forming the overlook at the camp this spring. God’s strength and power was on full display in these hills that night—just as He continues to reveal His strength, power, and goodness in the ministry of Wildwood.
We have had several workdays since the last newsletter was sent out and so much has been accomplished. There have been many volunteers both at the workdays and during the week. Today, our pastor led a group from our church preparing the superslide and pool, and continued working on the steps at the boys' shower house. We have also ordered the water line and fittings. Praise the Lord for another recent donation that will help us proceed forward with installing a new 2” main water line. Pray God would supply the materials and help in His timing as it does not seem they will arrive in time for camp. Among these projects we would also like to finish staining and painting the main building. We have one more workday currently scheduled for June 25.
We heard many good things from the ladies that attended the Ladies' Retreat this year. I believe God worked as the ladies were challenged through Heather’s teaching on “Brokenness” and “Love.” Of course they enjoyed the Christian fellowship, food, games, and fun time. We were thankful to have several folks that helped lead games, music, and assisted in skits—we could not do what we do without the Lord’s people! May God be praised!
It is hard to believe counselor training begins in less than one month. It is not too late to register if you still have young people interested in attending camp this summer. Please join us in praying for God to work in a mighty way. Our theme this year is “The Wild West,” and we believe your young people will be excited and challenged through the program this summer.
If you would be inclined to help out in some way we have the following needs: water balloons (preloaded to fill 33 at a time), AA, AAA, D batteries, walkie-talkies, dry cereal, gallon size green beans, corn, spaghetti sauce, and baked beans, cookies, Gatorade powder, Koolaid, 39- and 55-gallon trash bags, 6 oz and 16 oz Styrofoam cups, Styrofoam cereal bowls & plates, sugar, napkins, paper towels, four square/playground balls, to name a few.
The most important thing you can do is pray. We do not take for granted the blessing of God and all of the staff and campers need God to do a work in our hearts. Pray for safety and God’s protection. We look forward in faith to having the best year ever experienced on the mountaintop!
I could not help but think of my father this past Saturday as he would have turned 79 on June 11. I remember hearing him teach the counselors many times during counselor training from John 12:24, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.” While my father was an imperfect man, he dedicated his life to God’s work and died to self. Through the testimony of his life and death, I believe there is much fruit still to be harvested.