Illinois Campers on Mission travel to camp facilities every summer to help spruce up the grounds and make repairs to buildings onsite. Although 2020 has presented unprecedented challenges for mission teams of all kinds, the Campers spent two weeks at both Streator and Lake Sallateeska this summer.
At Streator, their projects included replacing siding and a garage roof, cleaning bunk rooms, touching up paint, and sewing stuffed bears used to share the gospel with children. At Lake Sallateeska, the Campers painted, built a new porch, and replaced part of the chapel roof, among other projects.
The Campers also said goodbye to outgoing managers Mike Young and Philip Hall and their families, and welcomed Brock and Polly Vandever to Lake Sallateeska, and Jacob and Katie Kimbrough to Streator.
“God has been gracious to grant us safety, wisdom, men and women with skills that we need and who can lead others, and the ability to help others while enjoying wonderful fellowship while we serve,” said Camper on Mission Karen Mowers.
“We always come excited to get started and leave worn out and exhausted and ready to take a few days off, and come back to do it all again.”