Lake Waubesa Bible Camp

wishing you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Dear Friends,

Merry Christmas!!
We recently wrapped up our inaugural Thanksgiving field trip program. In the course of 8 days, we hosted over 550 school kids & chaperones, sharing with them a little about the very first Thanksgiving. We were overwhelmed with the positive response!
Personally, I played the part of the Governor of the first colony. On top of cooking 18 – 20 pound turkeys to serve, I also had the chance to talk to the kids about what may have been on the menu for that very first Thanksgiving feast. I started off with a quick object lesson by placing 5 kernels of corn at each place around the table. That represented the daily ration of food for the first winter in the new world before the settlers had a chance to build, plant and harvest. The look on the faces of the kids was priceless.
Skip ahead a few days … and our family gathered for our own Thanksgiving celebration. Late one night I was reading a book and listening to my children (of various ages) as they laughed and played together in the other room. My heart warmed at the sound!

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I am sure you’ve had these moments …. of simple awe, wonder and thankfulness. I know they don’t happen often enough to reflect all the amazing and wonderful gifts that God showers on us daily.
James 1:17 says,

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father.

So as we come to the end of another year, we very much want to express our thanks to all of you. To all of our campers, parents, donors, family, friends and all the rest, we are thankful for the opportunity to serve you and so very thankful for how each of you served us. Because of you, here are just a few of the things we did in 2013:

  • served over 600 (a 15% increase) campers, staff & volunteers ages 5 – 65 during summer camps
  • gave over $8,000 of scholarships / financial assistance
  • built a new outdoor pavilion
  • built new picnic tables
  • SALT (supper and life together) for senior high on Sunday evenings
  • The “W” winter retreat for junior high
  • built new “Wa-Wa ball” activity
  • received a donated large screen television for the lodge lounge
  • served thousands from Dane County and beyond through church/school/family/university group retreats
  • added new laminate flooring to the lodge lounge
  • received a donated boat and outboard
  • began a very successful Thanksgiving field trip program
  • received a new donated mixer for the lodge sound system
  • and much, much more!!
In every one of these programs, we strive to live up to our motto: “Creating Opportunities for Life Change Through the Love of Christ”
In 2014 and beyond we have big dreams and plans and know that God will bless them with more opportunities to serve Him by serving you! We would love to ask you all to consider praying with us for all of our campers and staff in the upcoming season. We also have financial needs we would like to ask your help with. The following are a few of the things on our “needs/plans” list:
  • blacktop
  • canoes
  • tractor
  • truck with plow
  • exterior landscaping/stairs
  • Carpenter bathroom remodel
  • audio visual equipment
  • lodge basement remodel
  • marketing display
  • climbing wall
  • furniture
  • outdoor team building activities
  • I could go on…

Those of you that have been here recently realize how needed the blacktop is on that list and the price tag is over $25,000 for that single item! Should you be interested in giving a tax-deductible gift, you can do that here or simply send a check made out to LWBC. With our humble THANKS!

Sincerely,

Ron Kregness

Executive Director

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