Over the course of the open house I was privileged to share a few minutes with the likes of Roger Witter, Joe and Marie McBeth, George and Rachel Kibler, Les Weiand, Avery and Eunice Zook, and David McBeth. These people have history and stories that date back to some of the original meetings as CRC was still just an idea. I’m so grateful for their support, the hours they’ve volunteered, and the continual prayer and encouragement they provide to CRC. CRC looks forward to having similar events like this in the future!
Throughout this fall my responsibilities at camp have increased as I’ve been tasked with managing the camp finances (Thankfully I have a great team of individuals around me!). At times it can be easy to fret and be overwhelmed as I look at a budget that is bigger than what I normally work with. When I’ve been tempted to fear I think back to the Apostle Paul’s words in Philippians 4 when he says don’t be anxious about anything but bring your requests to our Father with thanksgiving! In doing so, may we experience a peace that comes from Jesus! I also think to Matthew 6 when Jesus talks about how our Father tends to the birds of the air and flowers of the fields. Will he also not tend and care for our needs as well? As his people seek his Kingdom, our King is faithful in his care!
I have been praying and trusting the Lord will provide the necessary money that CRC needs with thanksgiving and trust, not anxiousness. I also have been praying that those who receive this letter would continue a habit of generosity and giving. As God has been faithful for 40 years of ministry in East Waterford, I trust that he will see CRC through another 40 years of walking in obedience as we trust his Spirit to conform and mold us into the image of Christ!