Well it’s January and that typically means one thing for camp directors, it’s time to be heavy into the planning season. Now that’s not to say there hasn’t been any planning up until now, after all registration must get open and staff recruiting must happen, budgets must be made, and evaluation must happen. But January is the month of planning and organizing, getting the systems in place and laying out to-do list. In fact, things that we worked on today include such varied things as working on getting into new schools for promotion, finding places for wood to build torches, triple checking an amazon order, staff interviews, and later we have a skype call with one of our US camp counselors to talk through a few things. What do all those things have in common you might ask, well all them were on the master to-do list. Each thing that gets knocked off feels amazing and gets us that much closer to be the kind of camp we want to be.
Another exciting thing I’m working on is theme. The theme is the verse or verses that we will build all of our Bible study out of. In fact, my next blog post I may share a good bit of what they are starting to look like. I’m really excited about it and I think the team is too. When I start thinking about what we have left to do as it relates to camp, I’m reminded that we were not even in Kenya this time last year. In fact, we weren’t in Kenya for another couple of months. It’s astonishing when I think back on how little time we had to get so much done. Forget January planning, we did most of the heavy lifting in April! It’s such a relief to know that we are thinking about these things when a camp team is supposed to be thinking about these things.
All of that being said, we would greatly appreciate your prayers about the following things.
- That God would truly be in the details, that He would bring to mind all of things that need our attention and that we would make Him the Lord of all of those things.
- That God would continue to bring together a team for us made up of diverse and spiritually strong individuals who are ready to serve our campers for 3 months.
- That Bronwyn and I would continue to have the support we need to continue serving in Kenya with BlueSky.
- That God would bring us campers to serve at camp, that every bed and cabin would be filled!
Thanks so much for reading and please, if you have questions just ask.