Our first few trips of the summer have left us encouraged and grateful! You heard about our whirlwind month of trips to Colorado, Texas and a bit about Wyoming in the last update. This time we want to share a little more about the project at Haven on the Rock in Wyoming, some special praises, and what’s coming up.
Last fall we left Haven on the Rock after their camping season, and we were discouraged. The work on the bath house had been fraught with burnout and many other challenges. This year is starting on an encouraging note – before we even arrived in the spring, work crews had come to help. Over the few weeks of work before starting their summer camp programs, walls were erected, sheathed and sided, a top plate put on the walls and roof rafters lifted into place, fastened and sheathed. There’s still lots of work to do, but we’re very thankful to see God’s provision through local work crews and churches stepping up their involvement. Work there is currently on hold for safety during their camping season, but they have a standing structure that is partially sided. (An additional praise was that the internet service was better than usual!)
Thank you for your gifts! Through your special gifts these past few months, we made two trips to Haven on the Rock this spring. Your gifts primarily provide our travel expenses, which allows us to serve this project at Haven on the Rock, and through this work, further their ministry.
Additionally, we’re grateful for the several regular supporters of our ministry. Through your regular monthly gifts, we can maintain tools and replace the small consumables used on projects. As you saw last time, we replaced the trailer that broke on our last trip with one that we expect to serve us very well. We’re currently replacing headlights on our vehicle after a fender-bender on this trip, as well as a handful of smaller tools that break under this sort of use. Your gifts allow us not only to travel to serve, but also to keep the tools necessary to serve well. Thank you!
Micah and Moriah have spent an effective few weeks serving with Glad Tidings Bible Camp. Three little girls in Moriah’s cabin accepted Jesus’ gift of Eternal Life a few weeks ago! This week, we’re looking forward to our whole family serving together at Glad Tidings Bible Camp. (Chester is cooking for the Middle School camp, Micah, Eva will be on staff, the other kids campers or “helpers”, and Amy will be working from a town nearby with an internet connection).
We are now beginning to consider this coming fall. Would you pray with us for God to direct our steps? If God chooses to provide for it, we’d like to return to France to help more with the Van der Veers renovation project (the same building we worked on last time) as well as help another missionary family as they work to make their newly-purchased house safe and serviceable.
We also hope to continue to be involved with the bath house project at Haven on the Rock as God provides for those trips.