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2010 May/June Camp LiWa www.campliwa.org

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2010 May/June Camp LiWa  www.campliwa.org

We arrived at Camp LiWa (about five(5) miles NE of Fairbanks, AK) on May 12th, about 3 weeks before the “official” SOWER (www.sowerministry.org) start date of the project.  We contacted the camp staff to let them know that we were in the area and asked if we might be of service.  The answer was a resounding “YES”, as many things needed to be accomplished before camp started in four(4) weeks.  So we went to work.     

Don installing cement board for the ceramic tile base in the new Ranch House Cabin.

Don installing cement board for the ceramic tile base in the new Ranch House Cabin.

 

The camp was blessed with two much needed new stoves for the kitchen.  Here Jenny is “curing” the new grill.

The camp was blessed with two much needed new stoves for the kitchen. Here Jenny is “curing” the new grill.

Jenny and Becky(one of the camp counselors) painted  the entryway to the lodge.

Jenny and Becky(one of the camp counselors) painted the entryway to the lodge.

 

Jenny and Becky prepared meals for a retreat group. They look to be having difficulty in taking direction from the Wilderness Camp Director, Collin.

 

Jenny made a daily trip to the Food Bank with end, Kris, the camp Chief Chef. Fairbanks has an exceptional food bank for homeless. The homeless organizations get first choice of whatever is available on a particular day and the rest is available for other non-profit groups.

Don installed tile in five(5) different bathrooms and a kitchen/entryway in the new Ranch House Cabin.

 

The camp has a great Petting Farm and guess who got involved in animal care? Two young goats about to receive their twice daily bottle feeding.

Jenny putting a splint on the broken leg of one of the Petting Farm ducks. The duck recovered quite well and was able to join the flock of five.

 

We were joined at the camp by fellow SOWERs, Dave and Alice, from Palmer, AK, on May 31st for their very first SOWER Project.

Dave and Don installing new kitchen cabinets in the new Ranch House Cabin.

 

Dave and Don making trim boards for the Ranch House Cabin.

Dave and Don installing trim boards.

 

Alice and Jenny sprucing up the kitchen with a new coat of paint.

Alice and Jenny helped a lot in the kitchen. Kris, the Chief Chef, Jenny, Alice(SOWER) and Becky, Counselor/Cook volunteer for the summer.

 

The summer staff of the just the Wrangler Program of the camp. Besides the Wrangler Program, the camp has Base Camp and Wilderness Camp. Kids from Alaska, California, Russia, Washington state, and Kansas who gave their summer to help at the camp. The joy we had in our interface with these young people is difficult to express.

The staff and some of the counselors joined us for our daily devotionals at 7:30AM in the Lodge meeting room. It was truly a privilege to have them worship with us.

 

And here is why we do what we do. THE KIDS at camp. Here they are waiting for lunch.

This is one of the few times where we have had the opportunity to see a camp while it is in full swing of presenting the Gospel of Jesus to young people. What a grand and glorious experience.

Thank you for your interest and support.  Please continue to lift us up in your prayers.  Please pray for our good health and safety as we continue our journey of service.

 

Love, Don and Jenny