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New Kitchen Manager

Please join us in welcoming Tim and Mindy Seeley and their family, as Tim has recently joined us as full-time staff, here at LWBC. Rachal will be passing the baton on to Tim in the position of Kitchen Manager over the next month. We are sad to see Rachal go, but delighted to have the Seeley family serving with us at camp.

Please greet their family with a warm welcome next time you're at Living Waters!

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Meet Our 2009 Staff!

Current Full-Time LWBC Staff
(Top, L-R: Tim, Chris, Andrew, Aaron, Ray, Dennis; Bottom, L-R: Tim, Joy, Rachal, Missy, Dan)

Male Summer Staff
(L-R: Tim, Andy, Jesse)

Female Summer Staff
(L-R: Caolae, Abby, Kristen, Brittney)

Group Shot of 2009 Summer Staff

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Current Prayer Requests

As we kick off summer camps, we have lots of prayer requests! We appreciate your prayers. Here is a list of a few current requests:

Campers
  • That their hearts are ready.
  • We have a lot of room for all camps – we need more campers!
  • We combined Family Camp #1 with/into Family camp #2 and still have room for many families!
  • Safety for all.
  • We are encouraging families struggling with the current economic state to not be afraid to ask for help so they can be encouraged form the Lord.
  • Pray for Work Week and helpers. We have lots of shingles to put on. We have lots of staining and cleaning to do.
  • Foundation camp started Saturday, June 13th.
  • Boy's Camp starts this weekend.
Staff
  • That they come filled with the Holy Spirit and “ready to give an answer”.
  • That they come rested and ready to give their all.
  • We are all have full schedules but are enjoying serving together – pray Satan stays out of the way!
  • Pray for the staff as the fall will be just as busy or more than the summer months. We will need help with food service and activities. We have 7 new groups scheduled between this spring and fall that have signed up since asking the Lord to fill some spots in the schedule.
  • Pray we find a replacement for Missy.
  • Ray and Kelly started the beginning of this month as part-time Marketing Manger. We hope they can be of help to inform people of where they can be involved at Living Waters Bible Camp.
  • The Seeleys start the end of this month.
Finances
  • Were holding steady until this month when the impact of less campers signing up meant less registration fees coming in. We are at over a $20,000 drop in fees.
  • The staff worked real hard this winter and we just received an $11,000 return from our pre-pay propane account. This is a praise to help with the other shortfall.
  • Pray we don’t run worried or fret but are careful with all the Lord brings in.
Thanks for praying!

On behalf of all the staff,
Dennis

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A Note from Missy

Dear LWBC Community:

Two years ago almost to the day the Lord laid it on my heart to move back to my hometown. I spent a lot of time in prayer and searching out His will, mostly to my shame, because apart from God’s prompting it was something I had no desire to do at all. I talked to Theo, Dennis, and John L. about the process of what I needed to be doing to really search out if it was His will. God was really showing me through things I was reading and through prayer that it was what He wanted me to do, but He never worked out the final details.

Over the last two years, the desire has never left and I continued to pray about it and I often wondered if I missed something. The last time I went home I came back with the desire being even stronger. The Lord allowed this desire to come back right before I was starting my 20-day fast (through The Lord’s Table course). I started the fast wanting to commit this to prayer during this time.

Half-way through my fast the Lord answered me in such a clear way that there was no ignoring it. I talked to Dennis on Friday and told him I wanted to take the weekend to seek some confirmation that it was what He truly wanted me to do. Well, He spent the weekend confirming that it is what He wants me to do.

This is a very exciting and scary step for me in my life. I know this is a desire God has given me because - apart from that - the desire is not there. I LOVE camp, Westby, the chapel and those of you who have really become my family here - it will truly be heartbreaking to leave you all.

I would really appreciate your prayers during this time! All that this decision entails is starting to set in and I am so excited... but also thinking I might be crazy. :-) I do rest in the fact that even though this will be hard, He will take me through it and He will supply my needs!

Love,
Missy

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New Marketing Manager

Recently, I (Ray Siler, your previously slightly anonymous blogger) joined on our staff here at LWBC as our part-time Marketing Manager! I'll be overseeing the "media side of things". I will be splitting my time between website maintanence, blog updates, email updates, social networking, print media, as well as video/multimedia.

I'll be helping out 2-3 days a week, but will work from home quite a few of those days. I'm planning to be down at camp at least one day per week, but the majority of my work can be done from a remote location, so heading in to camp won't always be necessary.

My wife, Kelly, will be helping me out in a few of the aforementioned areas, as well, so we - as a team - are excited to serve, here at camp!

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The New Jackson 5

Andrew Jackson (LWBC Guest Groups Coordinator) and his wife, Melissa, welcomed baby Ezra James Jackson on September 7th, 2008. Ezra weighed in at 8 1/2 pounds and is a healthy (and cute!) little guy. Please keep them in your prayers as they adjust to life with three children!
Congratulations, guys!

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