Juntos We leave for Juntos today at noon, there are 8 people going to Juntos to help with their special year around program. We get to hang out with the kids, play games, and do special activities with their youth group. It is a lot of fun and because of the time crunch this might be out last year to participate with them. It reminds me of VBS, but it is much longer lasting the almost the full day. In the evening, we do special activities with their youth group. I hope that we will have the opportunity to participate with them again. We should return Friday night about 10:30 p.m. so very late. Please keep us in your prayers while we are in Albuquerque. Encounter We leave for Encounter, Sunday, June 11 at 6 a.m. yes, in the morning. So please have everything packed and ready to go before Sunday and please be on time. We are running a tight schedule to arrive in Lubbock on time. You will need money for 1 meal going up and 1 meal coming back. There is also a $20 key deposit so if you want a key you might come prepared. Registration is between 2-5 p.m. so we will have to stay on schedule if we are going to get there in time. You will need to have all your paper work BEFORE we leave. So, your picture id and a copy of your medical insurance card needs to be with you before we leave Sunday. You can go to www.lcucamps.com and pick up the forms or they are at the connection central desk. We will return on Saturday, June 17 in the afternoon. We oversee large group Encounter on Monday, so that means that we must practice Sunday night and Monday morning so you will probably miss the first class. Sorry about that, but you should get a free pass to one of the classes.
Camp Pine Springs camp is July 2-8 and we are starting work for camp after Encounter. You have two options, you can work at Vacation Bible School June 26-28 or you can work June 20-23 preparing for camp making flour bombs and putting camp folders together. If you did both Encounter and Camp then you need to work at both if possible. There will be other opportunities to work after camp as well. If you are registering yourselves, then please go to www.pinespringscamp.com and register for week 5 with is my week. It will be a great summer! Middle school Monday Madness Middle School Madness will begin on Monday, June 19 here at the building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We have games, short class, go on field trips and eat lunch together. It is a lot of fun. You might want to mark your calendar for that day. Our two new interns oversee Monday Madness, so come out and meet them. You probably know Alyssa Newton who grew up here, she is awesome, and you need to meet Rene who is also awesome. Hopefully, you will get to know them over the summer. News and Notes Sunday – Leave for Juntos at noon Monday – Friday at Juntos (no classes this week sorry) Friday – return from Juntos at 10:30 p.m. June 11 – Leave for Encounter at 6 a.m. Birthdays We have 2 birthdays this week, Kylie Mosely will celebrate her birthday last Friday, June
2, and Elias Medina will celebrate his birthday on Monday, June 5. Please wish these two a happy birthday! Parents Page Please have your student registered for camp by June 17, go to www.pinesprings.com and if they are in the scholarship program I will register them. There is a lot of paper work for both camps, mainly medical release forms and picture id’s. If you could have those ready the day we leave, it helps me out a lot, because I can spend an hour trying to get all the paper work in order. We are trying something different this year by going to Juntos and Encounter back to back. So, I am not sure if we will do this again, but I wanted to try it since we have such a significant impact at Juntos in Albuquerque and they beg us to come back. I apologize for how close they are but I did manage to move camp away from Encounter. That was probably the hardest thing for me to do. Work will start up after we return from Encounter June 20-23 and VBS June 26-28. Thanks for your support, David