More About ABC’s Work at Pirque
Dave Holloway, (former Camp Director of High Point Camp, in Pennsylvania) current Camp Director of Alpine Ministries (associated with Appalachian Bible Collage) led the team. He brought four college students from ABC. He was also accompanied by Seth and Shannon Hoffman, current Camp Director of Kanesatake, and Bruno Couto (former Camp Director of Paysandu Camp) current High Point Camp staff member.
They arrived on Saturday morning and did some sight-seeing until the afternoon. At night they flew south to Temuco. They arrived late on Saturday night at Lican Ray Camp, where Danny Thompson currently directs. After ministering on Sunday, they were ready to do some work on the camp property. On Tuesday they returned to Santiago and spent the rest of the time at Camp Pirque till Sunday night when they left to go back the States.
We are thankful for the work team that helped with some projects. The goal was to complete several of the low rope course elements to incorporate them into our camp program. We are thankful for the experience that this team brought to make the low rope course elements a reality.
There was some cementing of posts done ahead of time so the work team could focus on the finishing part of the elements. During their short time in Pirque, they where able to finish 7 low rope course elements, advance the rock columns in the pool area, complete 5 benches to hang later once the post are put in place and clean the missionary warehouse. They brought down with them a nine square in the air set and other supplies for games.
We are grateful for the the testimony of the young men and woman that came. They displayed a willingness to work hard with a great attitude and wonderful Christian character. They were a great example to our kids of what a young person who loves God and wants to follow him should look like. Thank you Jansen, Luke, Phoebe and Katie.
Seth and Shannon were wonderful during their time with us. Shannon came down to Uruguay with the Northland woman’s soccer team, when we were there, many years ago. It was great to reconnect with her and get to know Seth better.
Bruno is always an encouragement to me personally. I love to bounce ideas around with him to see what we come up with. He helped us to (hopefully) extend the internet to the guest house in the back.
Dave brings many years of experience and is a great resource of ideas of what to do and what not to do.
Thank you for your prayers for our family and the camp ministry here in Pirque as we serve.