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New Bridge!

After many delays, we were able to get the "Box Culvert" / bridge put in over the dry wash, at last! We are so thankful to all that have helped with this process and to the Lord for providing, once again.

Here are a few photos of the bridge repair process:



Even More Flooding

There were more floods yesterday.

At around 4pm, three and a half inches fell in about 75 minutes. It washed out the road over the dry wash (
most of the gravel and moved the drain tubes) again - the one we happened to be working on fixing! It is discouraging, as it adds work, inconvenience, and a lot of extra expense. BUT it also provides opportunities for us to wait on the Lord and see how He provides and what He teaches.

There are many things we are thankful to the Lord for:

We are thankful it hasn’t severely affected one camp as of yet, as sufficient repairs have been made quick enough to not stop any ministry. We are thankful no one has been hurt though any of the storms. We are thankful for lots of willing, helpful hands here this summer, since we're having to carry a lot of supplies by hand across the dry wash.

Also, through this, we are realizing that God brings storms into our lives to break out the weak, provide a place for new life and also to firm up and strengthen us for future opportunities for the Him to be glorified. We have received a few opportunities to talk to people about the faithfulness of the Lord through all of this and we just desire to keep praising Him through it all.

Please pray for us (Chris, Aaron, Tim, Joy, Andrew, Dennis, Missy, and Rachal), as well as the summer staff members, as we work to clean up from yet another storm. We appreciate your prayers a ton - please don’t stop as we finish weathering these storms.

Here are a couple of pictures:
... and for some video footage, click here.

God Bless.


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More Flooding and Road Repair

Another storm came in at 4pm last Thursday, July 10th - with wind gusts that were as much as 60-70 mph! The results of this storm were no less saddening than the previous ones, but the Lord provided safety; we're very thankful that no one was injured.

At camp, a couple dozen trees were torn down and the baseball back stop was severely damaged from a large tree falling on it.
At the house at the top of the hill (the old Siler house), a 75-foot section from one of the large trees in the yard fell and put a two-foot hole in the roof and busted several windows.
We'll keep you updated but, Lord willing, insurance should cover the costs of the damage done.

Also, we are so thankful to the Lord for the $25,000 that has been received so far in order to fix the damages to the road. Thank you for your generous contributions. If the Lord lays it on your heart, we are still in need of $5,000 for the remaining repairs.

Work is in progress to get the road bridge fixed. We're hoping to get the bridge finished by the end of this week!
Once again, thank you for your prayers.

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