More than 850 hours of labor were provided by 37 Wisconsin Volunteers in Mission at Lake Lucerne Camp the week of October 1-6. The group sanded and varnished the chapel floor; repaired signs that woodpeckers had pecked on; worked in the low ropes area creating a new whale walk, a group wall and a balance beam; built six new picnic tables; finished the dry-walling, mudding and painting in Aspen; created and painted a new design on the Camp Store; stained the deck on the Retreat Center; brought in the waterfront equipment and repaired the piers; trimmed trees, chipped wood and filled wood boxes; painted walls in Giese Dining Center; did electrical work in Pine and Elm; and did a lot of fall housecleaning: washing curtains, washing windows, vacuuming carpet, etc.

In addition, the group was able to provide a monetary contribution in the amount of $5138.63, in part to cover expenses incurred during the week. Each morning began with devotions before breakfast. Evening devotions were followed by a variety of card games, board games and visiting among "old" and new friends.

Upcoming NVIM trips will be going to Detroit later this month, Florida in January, Alabama in February, North Carolina in March, South Eastern Wisconsin in April, Pine Lake in May, and Red Cliff and UMCS in the summer. Registration deadlines and forms can be found under National Volunteers in Missions on the website.