Summer Speeds Along

the buses head south

Ten times each summer the buses load up campers for the return trip home

We praise God for early progress in the support raising process to join the resident missionary staff at Camp Barakel. We’re at 10.5%.

Summer has been full. I’ve been able to make two round trips from camp on the semi and the buses. Each week of summer camp, buses and the luggage semi make a trip from Barakel returning campers to their families at stops along the way going as far south as Marshall, Michigan. The buses and semi reverse the route the next day gathering excited campers for another week of camp.

Once we’re on staff I will be driving a bus or the semi and leading the team that makes everything transportation related possible. It’s quite an operation, so it was helpful seeing it in action.

The boys have also kept us busy. Jacob has been serving as a counselor at camp and has needed a ride home for the night on a couple of occasions which he rode a bus as an attendant. We also transported Nicholas and Zachary to and from the buses as they’ve volunteered for several weeks through the summer. And we’ve traveled for a couple of family celebrations, such as Luke’s graduation from welding school.

This Sunday, August 21, we will be visiting and sharing at Higgins Lake Baptist Church, where we ministered for 12 years before coming to First Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant. On August 28 we’ll be at South Litchfield Baptist Church where my parents minister.

With all these activities, including support raising, preparing for presentations, and a full ministry schedule with our own church family, it can be a bit overwhelming at times. But we know we serve a mighty God who is obviously preparing us and we’re confident that He will continue to strengthen us and grow our faith each step of the way.

A Barakel bus and semi refuel for the return trip with campers

A Barakel bus and semi refuel for the return trip with campers

Will you pray for us in the weeks ahead?

  • Pray for wisdom and strength as we serve our church family and seek to raise support to join the staff at Camp Barakel
  • Pray for safety as we travel in the days ahead
  • Pray that we will be an encouragement and help to churches and people we interact with in the coming weeks
  • Pray for me (Kevin) as I prepare for written tests, training, and road tests to obtain a CDL to drive bus and semi

We praise God for you who have committed to stand with us in prayer and for those who have also committed to support us financially in our future ministry at Camp Barakel. You are each a great blessing!

All for the glory of God,
-Kevin (for Carolyn, Jacob, Nicholas, Zachary and Josiah)

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