Praises and Prayer Requests for September

Well, dear friends and family in Christ, while September has brought some very nice days here at Del-Haven – we all need to continue to be in earnest prayer for all our friends, family and all the poor victims of the horrendous weather that has hit Texas and Florida! Ps.50:15 sounds out a very encouraging message: “Call upon me in the day of trouble – I will deliver thee – and thou shalt glorify me.” Oh Lord, please bring speedy relief and recovery to all who are in dire straits from the destruction and catastrophic loss due to the recent storms. Bring thy will and good pleasure to pass for their eternal good – and thy eternal glory. We pray this in the Name of Jesus – Amen.

Please, dear ones, continue to pray for Del-Haven and all the youngsters that the Lord delivered over to the hearing of the gospel of His glory and grace this past camp season. Also, please do not forget to be praying for those that presently serve (and those that will serve) on our staff. I cannot stress enough the spiritual battle that rages around them (and all of us) in our present culture. None of us – by ourselves – are a match for the evil one – or, this evil world – or, even our own fallen flesh. We need to be in constant prayer for each other. And, more than anything – we need the almighty strength and preservation of our all governing Savior and Lord! He is our strong and mighty tower!

Just a need reminder: Please continue to pray that the Lord will supply another Brush-Hog mower – to replace the one that came to its final end this past season. The Lord commands us to cast all our care on Him – for He cares for us. Thank you all for being there. We love you.

Praises and Prayer Requests for August

Well, dear ones, we have successfully completed our 65th year of  Del-Haven camps. We can truly say that the Lord has brought us this far – by faith. Every prayer that as been – by the leading of the Holy Spirit – to be prayed – by all of you and by all of us – has been the true spiritual resource of strength, sustenance and preservation. We continually thank our Lord for all of you and every aspect of support that you have been led to provide. We truly do love you all!

 Please be in continual prayer for all the children that the Lord sent to us this summer – and for all the staff that He, also, sent to help us. As long as we are in this fallen world – we need to be praying for one another! Not only is it a testimony of our love for one another – but it is a testimony of the fact that we truly are in God’s precious family. Jesus says: Men ought always to prayand not to faint.” [Lk.18:1]

Praises and Prayer Requests June/July

Dear friends, things have been so busy in all of our preparation for this summer’s camp program that we are having to make this prayer letter to cover two months instead of just one. Even so, our 65th Del-Haven Camp season has officially kicked off! Our Lord has heard our prayers and answered them in a wonderful way! Last week’s 6 to 8 year old camp went just wonderful. It is so precious to see the enthusiasm in the way that these little children respond when they are quoting their scriptural memory verses and singing the camp gospel songs. Their eyes just light up with the joy of the Lord. They are a living testimony of God’s Word from Zeph.3:17 The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will saveHe will rejoice over thee with joy!”

 We have an older girls camp (ages 9 to 12) in operation this week. Please remember to pray for us and them – that our Lord will protect, prepare, provide and produce as only He can — through our ministering unto them. Prayer accomplishes the will of our God! Praise His Name!

 Dear ones, we do have a pressing need that has come upon us just this month. Our brush-hog mower – that we use so much in keeping ahead of the real rough mowing that we need to do – has broken completely down. Like everything in this world – it has come to its end. So – like how we got this one that has served us for so many years – please pray that we be granted another brush-hog. If any of you know of anyone who has no more use for one — that still has some life in it – please call us – 816-690-8465 or 277-7071. Lord willing we will be able to replace this much needed piece of equipment.

 As always – please be in prayer that our Lord will continue to supply the financial wherewithal for us to meet our monthly expenses. Prayer has been earnestly engaged from the beginning of this ministry – and it is what is directly connected to its ongoing life support. Your support of us – is the Lord’s support of us. Even if you cannot give anything – it is your prayers that provide for us! We thank you for that show of love to us that comes through them. We live day to day – week to week – month to month – as our Lord and Savior provides. He is ever faithful through us unto each other. We love and pray for you as well.


Specific Needs—Update

Thank you to those who have been able to donate toward the specific needs we have for this coming summer and for extra maintenance needs on our buildings.  The updates are highlighted in red.  How wonderful that the need for the shower house updates and repairs have been fully  funded, including a volunteer to help us do the work needed!


  1. Van Rental to transport campers from Kansas City ($200/week x 6) = $1,200
  2. Chemicals for the swimming pool ($200-300/week x 10) = $2000-$3,000 $200 has been donated
  3. Recreation/Craft/Program Supplies = $400
  4. Many of our buildings (6 cabins, Dining Hall) need a new coat of paint = $900.00. $451 has been donated toward this project
  5. Kitchen Cabinets = We need just under $1,000 to meet this need.
  6. Shower House updates and repairs = Fully funded!


Praises and Prayer Requests for May

Praises and Prayer Requests


Well, dear ones, our 65th year and our 2017 camp season will be upon us next month! We cherish your prayers. Your prayers for our staff – and your prayers for the children whom the Lord will send to us to hear the glorious gospel of Christ! Please pray that the Spirit of the Lord prepare their hearts to hear His Word. Please pray that our staff will be used of the Lord to declare clearly and plainly the pure truth of the gospel of His glory only.


Praise the Lord – we still have help that is planning to come in the near future to continue to help us get ready! You don’t realize how it encourages us to hear from those of you who are willing and able to give us, even for a few hours, your energy and skill. The fellowship is rich — and it is amazing what all gets tackled and accomplished. Thank you so much!


Please pray for our upcoming staff training session on June 5-7.  We currently have about 18 volunteers working with the children this summer.  We praise the Lord for this answer to prayer.


Ro.11:36 tells us: For of Himand through Himand to Himare all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen.” We continually thank and praise our great God for all your prayers and support! We truly do love you.



From the Camp Journal

2016 Camp Journal
Now, another entry from our 2016 Camp Del-Haven Journal:


The last little kids week has been great! It’s so hard to believe that the camp year is almost over! At staff meeting this morning, Sheri made a remark about how we really haven’t had any “bad kids” this whole year, and boy was she right! Almost all of the campers I’ve met this year have been such a blessing in the way that they’ve had good attitudes, learned the verses and songs and participated in the activities.
On one hand – it’s sad that camp is almost over – but it is so amazing and inspiring to see God’s work in the lives of children. Isaac Richardson

Dear ones, please pray for Isaac. He has been such a positive asset to our staff. Pray that the Lord continues to use him for His glory out here at Del-Haven. The children just love him.