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3rd-5th Grade Camp


Reflections: 3rd - 5th Grade Camp

Reflections from the Director

What a wonderful week to Renew Your Strength! This was the smallest but most personal camp we have ever directed. One night all the campers, counselors and kitchen helpers were up at the Adirondacks. A few of us below heard them singing late into the night. To hear children's voices echo throughout the camp; it was one of the best feelings we had - how God used that moment to strengthen us!

We were blessed with a close-knit group of staff, working together with a common purpose - to minister to the campers with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We felt "renewed" by the opportunities we had to plant "seeds" all week; by sharing our testimonies and taking care of the campers as a parent would. It was wonderful to hear children reassuring their salvation to want to understand what they had done earlier in their life. Many shared their testimonies - how they came to know Jesus as their Savior. We give God the glory for the work that was done; we pray that each camper will grow in the knowledge of our Savior. May God continue to bless His work through the ministry of LWBC."

In His Service,
Rick & Shari L.

Camper Quotes

"I liked waking up to the sunshine at the Adirondacks."

"LWBC is terrific, excellent, and magnificent. I totally want to come back."
-Gabe V.

"I liked the activities. It was my first time shooting a bow and arrow."
-Alex M.


Here are a few photos from the week:

For a complete set of this week's photos, click here.



Foundation Camp Service

This week there are two camps taking place at LWBC; 3rd-5th Grade Camp and [week two of] Foundation Camp. (We'll provide an update on 3rd-5th Grade Camp later in the week!)

Yesterday, Foundation Campers headed to LaCrosse to do street evangelism and surveys. There were a number of people who were willing to engage in open conversation about the Lord. It was an exciting thing to witness three professions of faith in Jesus.... we really saw a lot of answered prayer.

Today, the Foundation Campers were able to serve in Gays Mills area (approximately 30 miles south of LWBC) - the place had been pretty badly damaged by the recent floods. There has even been talk of relocating the town a mile away because of the damage. We helped out in nine homes, gutting out water-damaged areas as well as cleaning out basements. Some basements still had multiple inches of mud and up to 18 inches of water (which was needing to be completely cleaned and pumped out). We're thankful to the Lord that we could help them out; the families were very appreciative and said we helped save them a couple weeks' worth of work (in just one day). A handful of these families are even preparing to move back into their homes soon! It was a really neat opportunity to serve in a nearby photo of all the Foundation Campers and staff)

For more information, you can read a news story here and see photos here.