Paul in the epistle of Ephesians opens by proclaiming "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ." (NIV). A few verses later on he states, "I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers."
This thanksgiving weekend we can’t help but praise God for his blessing this past summer and express our thankfulness for the prayers offered and answered this year.
Thank you for Staff!
This summer we had 253 volunteers who took time out of their personal lives to spend a week at camp ministering. That is amazing and we praise God for each and every one of them.
Thank you for Campers!
572 campers came to Chamisall this year. This was an interesting year weather wise, but that doesn’t affect the fun, the teaching or the blessings that God bestowed on us. 34 campers accepted Jesus Christ as savior and 163 made significant spiritual decisions.
Thank you for Giving!
The ministry of camp does require finances and we are grateful for each and every one of you that gave this year. Your giving goes directly to the ministry of camp. Thank you for giving to the camper sponsorship fund as once again we were able to assist numerous families in sending kids to camp this year.
Thank you for Praying!
It is your prayers that we are extremely grateful for. Thank you for praying for each of the weeks of camp, the staff and the campers. Your partnership in this ministry is vital!
Please continue to pray for the ministry of camp: for the decisions that were made this summer that God would continue the work that was started this summer. Pray for the camp board, that God would provide wisdom as they lead a make decisions about Chamisall’s ministry. Begin even now, praying for next year, for finances, staff, campers and of course God’s blessing.
The following is from one of our camper’s this year.
As a camper who just had my fifth summer at Camp Chamisall I am so grateful that there is a place like camp where we can go in the summer to learn and grow in our relationships with God. After going to camp I think you begin to realize how important all the staff are. That is why I personally want to thank each and everyone of you who volunteered your time throughout the summer and thank you for all the amazing work that you did and are continuing to do. One of my favourite parts of camp is the night games and I am so happy and thankful we get to do them. Overall I am so glad I came to camp this year. This was all because of the amazing atmosphere, great leaders, all the friends I made and most importantly the time to focus on my relationship with God.
Maria (Grade 9)
"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe." Ephesian 1:17-19a (NIV)
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!