Monday, June 2, 2008

Email sent to our Sunday School Class

Thank you to all who are praying for our ministry with Hidden Acres.

For some of you who may not know the full story, Tim and I recently became officially commissioned as camp missionaries. We will be raising support to work at a Christian Summer Camp in Kaufman, Texas called Hidden Acres.

Things get very hectic in our home around this time with summer camp preparations on the way. Tim has been leading summer camps for the last 6 years as director.

Our first week of camp begins June 9th with training and the 10th the children come in for day camp. Our first week of camp is our summer camp for refugee children. Some of you may have heard Alyssa Marx come speak to our class about refugees who now live in the Dallas area. Well, during this first week we will be leading a camp for about 100 children who have been relocated to Dallas from refugee camps around the world, but primarily children from countries in Africa.

We would like to invite any of you to come and check out our summer camps. We also need volunteers to help in different areas. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, it is actually not to late to sign-up. We can use just about anyone out there, but please pray especially for our highschool and college leaders who spend their time and energy investing into these childrens lives. Pray that God will send some clouds and cool breezes during the day, but no rain from 10-4. Pray for energy for the staff. But primarily pray for God to work in the hearts of our campers, some of which come from muslim families.

Again thank you for the encouragement and prayers.

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Blessing to yall,

The Carpenters