Sorry I’ve been a little MIA for a while. Turns out that having a baby is hard work! Yep, that’s right, after a LONG 41 and a half weeks of pregnancy, my firstborn son, Ian, was finally born on June 2. I actually never went into labor. Eleven days after my due date, I went to induce labor, but a sonogram showed that the umbilical cord was wrapped around poor little Ian’s neck, so I ended up having to have a C-section instead. Three weeks later I’m well on the way to being fully healed from my surgery and Ian, who was 8 lbs. 4 oz. when he was born, is perfectly happy and healthy as well.
Now that he’s born and I no longer have an enormous belly getting in my way, it’s crunch time for our next camp session out at PETRA ministries. It’s scheduled for July 30 through August 2. Walter will be heading out there regularly with a group of camp staff to clear land, organize games and prepare the bathroom/shower and camp sites. We still haven’t raised enough money to build bunk houses, but we at least will be able to rent porta-potties this time instead of the “squatty-potties” we dug the last time. I think the campers are excited about that. My job, like last time, is to prepare the morning devotional sessions, although, with a baby in tow, I don’t think I’ll be the one to actually teach this time.
We’re still accepting any donations for the camp that anyone would like to send our way. If you’re interested, please write a check to Glenrock Baptist Church with “Camp PETRA” in the memo. Send to Glenrock Baptist Church, P.O. Box 151, Fort Mill, SC 29716. In the meantime, we’ll also be doing fundraisers here in Pucallpa, such as selling BBQ plates. Please consider donating and please pray for the fundraising process as well as the success of this camp! Thanks so much! God bless!