VIM at Lake Lucerne Camp
Volunteers in Mission at Lake Lucerne Camp was held September 25th-30th with 30+ participants. A combined total of 690 hours of labor at $15.50 per hour resulted in a $10,695 in kind contribution. In addition, $6,019.78 was given as a monetary contribution to cover lodging, food and materials.
Clean up from the storms this summer included clearing downed trees with chainsaws and wood chipping and wood splitting. Also on the to do list were painting the Ridgewood Retreat Center and installing a new door there, staining picnic tables, benches and a wood box, cleaning Pine cottage and the Youth Building, wiring the garage in the director’s house, sorting through years of records and organizing them, painting the Ridgewood grill, bringing in the beach equipment, repairs in the showers, water sealing benches at the firepit and some gardening.
The weather was perfect for getting all the outdoor work done, although there was frost on the ground as the last couple of days started. Most of the time the sun was out and temps hovered in the 50’s and 60’s. Morning and evening devotions were led by participants and were deemed especially insightful this year. Prayer partners were revealed on Thursday prior to Communion. Special thanks to Tanner, Jack and Rebecca, the Lucerne staff, for helping it to be another successful week!