We’ve been in the San Jose and Sacramento, CA area since Friday of last week. Ross & Sue Pyle, former missionaries to South Africa, made it possible for us to be in this part of the world. They have graciously opened their home in San Jose to Amy and I and have been wonderful hosts. The Pyle family are great friends of our who we first met and worked with in South Africa. I’m not so secretly trying to get them to come back to South Africa soon to help us with Camp Rhino:) . They really are great people to be around, and we have thoroughly enjoyed our time with them.
Tomorrow, we will have the opportunity to present our ministry in their church where they are working in the Christian school ministry. It’s encouraging to see the work their church is doing. There truly is a need of more Bible preaching churches in California.
Last week, when we left Fort Bluff Camp, Director Dave Sekura handed me an offering that the campers had taken up for Camp Rhino over the past two weeks for $444. He also gave us a special offering specifically from the camp for $500. Not only did they go out of their way and gave of themselves to help us learn about camp ministry this summer, they also gave financially. We we were blown away.
After camp, a good friend of mine, Pastor Andy Wallace of Hendrix Road Baptist Church in Florence, AL, called as well to let me know that their church voted to send us $500 for Camp Rhino. With six months to go before we head back to the field, it’s exciting to see our goals met for the Camp.
We are truly humbled by the people God has placed in our path to make Camp Rhino a reality. I can’t thank you enough for all the prayers and sacrificial gifts. You all truly are a great blessing.