Greetings from a beautiful Camp New Hope. We would like to introduce our guest this week Jack-Jack age 6. You will notice in some of the pictures Jack-Jack is attached to about 10 feet of tubing with a large oxygen tank not far behind. Don’t let this fool you, didn’t stop this little guy from going anywhere he wanted to go. He traveled all over the playhouse, went tubing, road in the RTV’s , went fishing, played in the water, rode the train at Ernie’s, well he did it all. I always does my heart good to see these children despite their disabilities push themselves to be like everyone else. His brother Kayden and sister Jewel are so attentive to him. Despite a few short afternoon showers the family still enjoyed nightly bonfires consisting of smores and roasting hotdogs. Nighttime rides on the RTV is always a big hit. Such a lovely family and what a joy they were to have. They loved the new cottage in the woods and even got in the swimming hole a night by the cottage. The kids said they saw thousands of fireflys and they loved the light show they provided for them. They also loved the cake brought out by those sweet ladies from First Baptist Church. Martin once again shared his beautiful voice with the family and even Santa and Mrs. Claus made a visit. Wow, what a fun filled week. Jewel loved painting with Ms. Debbie!
Thank you again to all of those who worked on the cottage. My heart just overflows with appreciation to all of those who worked so hard to get it ready. Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support. Thank you to Jim and Billy who continue to be so faithful in your volunteer mowing. Thanks also to George, Chris and Paxton and Hunter who helped out with the grounds this week also. This is a BIG place and we love for it to look nice and it just couldn’t be done without you. Thank you to Will and Mark Adkins for keeping the dream of a “special place for special people” going year after year. This is our eleventh season and boy does time fly!
We serve a great and mighty God and I am reminded of this every morning when I wake up and look at all the beautiful things God has created. The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and my chickens are peeping and growing like crazy. I have named one Penelope and another Gertrude and Daniel is the rooster. If you have any suggestions for the other 23 girls let me know. I am naming them when I am able to tell them apart. They are 5 weeks old now and I am fast becoming the chicken whisperer!
God bless you all and God bless the children of Camp New Hope! Visit when you can.
For the children,