Friday, May 29, 2015
Well our one-day annual missions trip to Lake Wales, FL has come and gone. What a special day, indeed! Our mission team of 7 hosted a Spa Day for the lady campers. In addition to hosting the Spa Day our team had the opportunity to sit in on the morning Chapel service, eat lunch with all the camp attendees and witness 4 baptisms! It is pure joy to minister to the ladies at the camp by washing their feet, painting their toenails and fingernails, applying make-up, styling their hair, assisting them with picking out a glamour shot outfit and then laugh with them as they have fun getting their pictures taken between two roaring lions by everyone and anyone who was there wielding a camera or phone. Every lady receives a gift bag to take home and this year they also got an XL pair of lime green princess buckle slides! Now those brought quite the laughter themselves! The Special Touch theme this year for their Retreats was Fearless! Here's a few pictures of some Fearless ladies who were unafraid to let our mission team crew get them all dolled up - and our crew made a valiant effort to shower these ladies with lots of love and attention.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Every year God's Share Program provides the opportunity for folks to take a one-day mission trip to Lake Aurora Christian Camp. Missionaries who minister to people with disabilities host a one week retreat at this camp located just east of Lake Wales, FL. On Thursday we take a team to help with afternoon activities. The men assist the men campers with their afternoon activity while the ladies put on a 'Spa Day' for the women campers. It is truly a blessed day. It is a toss up who gets the most out of this day.... the women campers or the ladies hosting the Spa Day. We still have plenty of room on our mission team. It doesn't matter if you have never painted a nail in your life, never washed someone else's feet or never helped anyone else apply make-up or get ready for a glamour shot. What does matter is that you are willing to do go, help at one of the Spa stations and love on these ladies in the process.
Other items God's Share Program provides for the week long retreat are bottled water to help keep the campers hydrated, puppets for Chapel, incontinence supplies, bingo prizes, craft supplies and personal mister/fans.