December 14, 2010
Greetings in Christ!
Our friends in the south and southwestern part of the state really experienced winter’s fury. We traveled that way over the weekend and on Monday and were surprised at the piles of snow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We had no snow from the latest bout but did have bitterly cold temps.
Our Island Christmas Dinners have been a real blessing. The Vining Bell Choir did a wonderful job and the Uhren family provided a series of beautiful Christmas carols on Sunday Night. Coming up this Sunday is the final event with the Minnesota Minutemen, a group of staff and friends. Hope you can make it!
God blessed us through many of you again this past week! Gifts totaled over $3,000 again this week. Most were for greatest need or Christ Serve Ranch.
We are very pleased to announce that the MAWFCA has hit $206,000 in cash and pledges and this from just a few congregations that have reported. God is really blessing that effort and we look forward to more congregations setting up their appeals in the coming weeks and months. We will soon be scheduling our third round of training for the campaign teams from congregations. If you have a particular need to get moving, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are very pleased to see a number of congregations that have combined a campaign or stewardship effort of their own with the MAWFCA and have seen both be successful!
Don’t forget the upcoming Teen Trek Winter Extravaganza with Brian Young!
Our Christ Serve Leadership Training is scheduled twice over the next 6 months. We’ll have one the last week of December and then another one in June! This training provides an excellent opportunity for youth to grow and learn and receive training so that they can advance on the fast track to become a Junior Counselor and eventual become a member of our staff.
Alumni update: This is a new feature of our e-news. If you are a former camper or staff person, please visit our website and let us know what you are up to. This tidbit is from Miriam Mueller (Sagissor):
Please share with us one or more of your favorite memories at Lutheran Island Camp.
It's because of camp that I met my wonderful husband, thanks to my spectacular brother who worked with him! My husband proposed to me at camp at the Bluff during a sunrise. I LOVED working at camp! My brother gave me the idea to do it, and I've been hooked ever since. I've met so many wonderful people and have made many friendships that I'll treasure always. I enjoy reuniting with fellow past staff members around News Year's on the Island. During our crazy holiday schedule, going to LIC is one of the events I most look forward to because it's so laid back. Attending August Family Week has become another fun event that I go to with my husband & two children. I can't say enough great things about it!
Question and Answer: Question: How can I share information about myself?
Answer: Visit our website and look for the alumni page. You’ll be directed to a brief survey that you can complete. As soon as we can, we’ll put your information up on the website so that you can connect with others.
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