Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer Fun and New Beginnings

So I spent two weeks in this month of July on the Oregon coast with our teens.  My first week was with our Junior High group.  There were about 235 at camp Winema just north of Lincoln City.   I did some math, and it had been approximately 25 years since my last Junior high camp.  It was a great experience.  Honestly, I thought it would be like herding squirrels but the youth pastors that led the camp did amazing and our kids not only connected well with each other but made some great new friends from all over the states of Washington and Oregon.  We have a super talented group of Junior High students.  I spent my 50th birthday riding home with those kiddo's and am blessed because of it!

High school camp was incredible as well.  I should say, that I came home July 13th, felt like a NASCAR driver because our pit crew led by Jim & Vicki Clum, handled me a different van, I went home, washed some clothes, said hello to Ronda and my dog Jase, then 7am the next morning went back to Winema with the Sr. Hi group.  Lives are being changed.  Decisions made to be in relationship with Jesus.  Week two had about 280 people there.  You are never too old for camp!

Our youth also got to meet with and get to know the newest addition to the Pasco Christian Church staff.  Ryan Willliams starts August 1 with us as youth pastor.  Ryan and his wife, Sharon, come to us from Vancouver, Washington.  Good people come from Vancouver....you know.....Ronda (my wife).  The church family will formally be introduced to Ryan August 4, next weekend, the start of our VBS week.  Sharon will be a high school counselor at Hermiston High.

We had 70 plus people at a great student/parent meet and greet this past week  at a family backyard pool right next to Chiawana High School....Incredible momentum going into the last of the Summer....God is so incredible. 

Exciting news to come in two weeks about what God is directing for us at PCC for our Fall.  so stay tuned!

Chuck