This month has been crazy. As this is going to press, we are on day 40 straight (no break) with a little over 9 days left (more if the group that has asked to come the week of August 7th ends up coming). Besides us serving back to back and overlapping mission teams and a local group of about 100 these last several weeks, what has made it so crazy is Tim has been doing some major maintenance projects at the Centre (Tim and Aaron are it for maintenance staff right now), leading maintenance projects being done by crew members of the OM ship Logos Hope at the Centre (there is a lot that goes into project managing work crews), and trying to keep the buses running (3 of the 5 buses are out of commission right now). This has left me (with Kevin’s help) here at Camp serving the groups.
We are exhausted and busy, but we are still able to function. We have some good rest at night and that has helped a lot. Although this week we have 100 people here at Camp, next week should be relatively quiet with a group of only 16. The ship is gone from port which means there will be no more work teams to manage. And Day Camp at the Centre will be over (no need to juggle the 2 functioning buses).
July in a nutshell…
CAMP: 4 weeks of mission teams and a week of Young Life Bahamas (youth camp)
CENTRE: Day Camp with 50-80 campers ages 5-12 every weekday.
Operation Mobilization Logos Hope in port and partnering with us here at the Centre (2 fun days for the crew at the Centre 2 evenings in early July, crew ministry days at the Centre, ALC Day Camp field trips to the ship, many days of work projects at the Centre, rest days for crew at the Camp)
Maintenance continues at the Centre. With buses being out of commission, the reverse osmosis system still having issues, projects to manage, and messes to clean up, Tim and Aaron are quite busy.
There you have it, short and sweet.
We need staff here at the ALC&C, namely facilitators and maintenance staff at the Centre. Please pray God sends godly, servant minded people to fill these positions.
Strength to finish out the summer, both serving the guest groups and completing unfinished work projects at the Centre (the ship crew were unable to finish some of the projects they started)
Wisdom and discernment as we serve
We will be traveling August 12-19 to help our son move from Indiana back to Minnesota; then we will be taking a vacation from August 20-27 to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.
Leadership of the ALC&C: board, Tim and Mark, future Executive Director, etc
The fall term as it begins in little over a month. We have one new staff member coming.
Thank you for your support of us in keeping up with our updates, praying for us, and partnering with us in your giving. We sincerely appreciate it and thank God for your faithfulness.
Tim and Mindy