Praises and Prayer Requests – June

Praises and Prayer Requests

Oh, dear friends, June 2018 has been – maybe – the busiest June ever in our over six decade history! It seems to be true that if God’s timing (along with His work and His way) is perfect – and it is – then why wouldn’t it come done to the last second. And, we must confess  – that just drives our fallen natures absolutely crazy! Nevertheless, we thank Him and we praise Him for His faithfulness to bear unto us testimony after testimony of both His presence and His power. In a very real way, His faithfulness to us is definitely being demonstrated in all of your prayers and gifts. We constantly thank and praise Him for all of you.

Our new kitchen is just beautiful! The shower house and rest rooms look wonderful as well. Wow! We really don’t have words to adequately express how grateful we are to the Lord for everyone that has had an active role in everything that has been done for Del-Haven thus far this year. May God richly bless you all! And, special recognition definitely goes to all the men of the First Baptist Church of Oak Grove for all that they have done! And what a joy it has been to be around them when they were working. Please earnestly pray with us for the Lord’s richest blessings upon them and their families!

Our first camp went just great! The work of the Lord was noticeably present during the course of the week. We are, at this moment, getting geared up for our first older girls camp week. Please remember to season our staff and their efforts for the Lord with your prayers as well. We always stand by the grace of faith upon the truth of Jn.15:7!

One final matter needs our earnest urgent prayer! We need some mature, level headed young men (16yr. old, or older) that are willing to serve on our staff for our two 9 to 12 year old boys camps. That would be for the dates of July 9 through 12 – and July 30 through August 2. They just need to patiently supervise at least four to five campers through our camp program. Otherwise we will have to turn away some little boys from being able to come to camp – and we don’t want to do that! Please pray with us regarding this urgent matter.

 

Praises and Prayer Requests for May 2018

Praises and Prayer Requests

 Well, dear friends, we are coming right up to the beginning of the 2018 Del-Haven Camp season!

The Kitchen and Shower house/restrooms project still need some finishing touches to be totally ready. Please be in earnest prayer with us that these very much needed tasks are completed.

With all the attention having to be given to getting our wiring updated and our Kitchen and Shower house/restrooms finished – we have at the same time a crisis situation where our staff is concerned. Many of our young people have reached the time when they need to seek gainful employment for themselves. This sort of thing happens. Therefore, we need your prayers that the Lord will provide ample replacements of young men and women who have a real desire to serve the Lord with us in proclaiming the gospel to the children that He sends to us. Everything about this ministry is supplied through faithful fervent prayer! Phil.4:6-7 encourages us in that it says: Be careful for nothingbut in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgivinglet your requests be made known unto God. (7) And the peace of Godwhich passeth all understandingshall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” What a wonderful promise! Thank you, Lord for giving that unto us!

In all your praying for us, we would be remiss not to seek your prayers for the children themselves. Pray that the Holy Spirit go before us in preparing and paving the way for their hearts to receive the Word of the truth of the gospel.

The apostle Paul, who never went to Colossae, wrote to them – seeking from them in Col.4:2-4 – that they Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; (3) withal [or, lit., at the same time] praying also for us that God would open unto us a door of utterance to speak the mystery of Christas I [or, we] ought to speak.” This is what it’s all about! May God our Savior grant us this earnest petition. The eternal salvation of souls is — wholly, wholly, wholly of the Lord!

 

Praises and Prayer Requests for April

Praises and Prayer Requests

Well dear ones, we are now only a couple of months away from the launch of our 66th annual camp season. We are committed and dedicated to serving the Lord in ministering the gospel of the glory, only, of the Lord Jesus Christ unto 6 to 12 year old children. This has been, and still is, the primary purpose of the existence of Camp Del-Haven. God has sustained us all these years. We truly do need your continual prayers for the spiritual fruitfulness of our faithful endeavors. God has ordained it for prayer to be a means of His accomplishing what He wills.

That being said, we humbly ask for you to please seek the Lord with us in His provision for willing men and women to help us to minister directly to the boys and girls that the Lord will send to us this year. Thank you all for your past faithfulness to provide. We love you and your persistent prayerful support. We praise our God for each and every one of you!

Pray also that the Lord will continue to lead in the completion of the renovation of our kitchen and shower house facilities. It is looking very good! Prayers of joy and thankfulness fill our hearts and our voices over what we see has happened – and is happening. How we long to see the completed outcome!

We still need to put everything back together. We still need someone who is an experienced spray painter to help us with the kitchen cabinets. We have got them sanded – please pray for someone to help us get them primed and painted. If you can be of service in this way, please do not hesitate to call us at: 816-690-8465 or 816-277-7071.

Thank you all for the way in which you have responded to our ongoing needs. We can’t tell you how that encourages us. We see it as a manifestation of God’s faithful leading and providing!

We have listed a few expense items that make our summer months a little more financially straining. You may notice that the list is half the size as last year due to the fact that we were able to paint the dining hall and begin the projects in the shower house and the kitchen. We are so thankful to the Lord and to those of you who have prayed with us and even given toward meeting the extra needs we had last year.

Van Rental to transport campers from Kansas City ($200/week x 6) = $1,200
Chemicals for the swimming pool ($200-300/week x 10) = $2000-$3,000
Recreation/Craft/Program Supplies = $400

2018 Camp Dates – Volunteers Needed

2018 Summer Camp Schedule

If you or someone you know may be interested in a summer ministry opportunity, have them contact us at 816-690-8465 or sheri@campdelhaven.org.  Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.  You may also refer to our camp website www.campdelhaven.org.

Staff Training June 4-6      
Boys and Girls 6 to 8 June 18-21   Boys and Girls 6 to 8 July 16-19
Girls 9 to 12 June 25-28   Girls 9 to 12 July 23-26
Boys 9 to 12 July 9-12   Boys 9 to 12 July 30 – Aug. 2

 

Praises and Prayer Requests for March

Praises and Prayer Requests

Dear friends and family in Christ – the Lord is indeed demonstrating the truth unto us of Eph.3:20 which text declares: “Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think – according to the power that worketh in us – unto Him be glory…” The work being accomplished here at Del-Haven has all of us rejoicing in the Spirit and praising God for His wonderful supply – and the wonderful progress that is unfolding right before our eyes. Please be praying with us and giving thanks to the Lord for what He is doing – and at the same time — please seek from Him the protection that only He can give. For I know that the principalities and powers of the Evil One are outraged at what our sovereign Lord is doing for us. And, please be praying for God’s protection and rich blessings upon all the men who have labored so faithfully on our kitchen and the shower house and restrooms. They are not going to be looked upon favorably by the Adversary either! We need to be constantly fulfilling the biblical exhortation for us to pray for one another. May the Lord cause us to do so! By the way, we now the bottom cabinets in place and they need to be painted. If you know of anyone who has experience spray painting – I am told there is about half a day’s job getting these cabinets painted. Please pray with us for this.

We also have come to have a need for another refrigerator. Please be in prayer concerning this. If any of you know of a source of provision for this need – please give us a call: (816) 690-8465.

Yet another wonderful testimony of our Lord’s presence among us is in the provision of a brush hog mower. Wow! What timing! I am seeing the appearing of new grass just starting to come up. It won’t be long before it will spring forth and get ahead of me! It won’t be long and I will need to begin my season long pursuit at keeping the campground trimmed and ready for the children the Lord will be sending our way to hear the wonderful news of His gospel message.

Oh dear friends, please do not forget to be praying for all the children. Pray for all the repeaters that keep coming back to camp year after year. And, also, pray for the new campers that for the first time will set foot on Del-Haven soil. And, as always, please remember to be in prayer for all those who will be on our staff. There is always a turnover on our staff. We are always on the lookout for men and women who have a real desire to serve the Lord helping to reach children for the glory of Christ. These are the special ones that are on the front line of the spiritual battle that will be waged and won against the powers of darkness. This is the way of life at Camp Del-Haven. Praise the Name of the Lord – He is the Head of all principalities and powers! Our conquering Christ will prevail over and against all our foes! He always wins!

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