Introducing Gabriel

Greetings from Camp New Hope!  What an honor it is to introduce you to Gabriel!  He is an angel!  Have you ever just looked at a little boy and had your heart ripped right out of your chest?  Well this is what happened to me.  We see children every week with all kinds of illnesses but I will have to say the majority of them present to me that they feel ok.  Not  Gabriel,  the first time I saw him he just looked like he didn’t feel good and this broke my heart.  I have come to realize that there is nothing I can do to change the diagnosis of these children.  I do also realize that I have been given the ability to pray for these children and that I do.  I just prayed that God would touch this little fellow and that he would have a good time at the camp.  The second day he opened up a little and smiled and by day 3 he had stolen my heart with his smiles and when I asked him if he was having a good time he smiled and said YES and then without skipping a beat he said can I please come back to the camp.  Without hesitation I assured him he would always be welcomed here.  God had answered my prayers!  What a lovely family!  Gabriel has an older brother and sister and awesome parents as well.

He really enjoyed painting with Debbie and even caught a fish and kissed it! Ernie let me be the conductor of the train and he even blew the horn.

I am so blessed to be able to be a part of this awesome ministry.

Wow,  what a storm we had last evening.  I was without power from 7pm until 2:30 am.  God smiled on us because there were two trees down at the cottage and one missed the cottage by only 2 feet.  The family loved the cottage and wants to stay there again.

We are just really busy and that is a good thing!  Thank you to all of you who support us either financially, with your prayers or volunteering.  Words can never express our gratefulness. Thank you First Baptiest Ladies for the cakes! Thanks again to Bob Sumners for the cottage and to Will and Mark Adkins who make this place such a special place for special people.  Visit when you can!

For the children,

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