2018 Summer Camp Ministries

Rimini, Italy

Support Goal: $10,500.00


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Spring is finally here!  I’m so glad to see some sun and watch the early flowers opening up.

2017 promises to be a memorable year of our family. You’ve probably heard that Silas, our oldest son, is engaged to Lindsey (Heerwagen)! We’ve enjoyed this season of our two families growing closer as Silas and Lindsey plan an August 26th wedding date.

Yet this is not the only summer event on our horizon. Anna, Jesse and I are embarking on a new journey for our family.  Kingdom Ministries (a ministry of Pastor Stone and family) has been working for quite a few summers with local Italians to run week-long camps for kids in central Italy along the Adriatic coast. This summer, the three of us will be helping to staff one of the week-long camps in Rimini.

We will be part of a group of around 20 other Oregonians at the camps. We all have different jobs lined up for us. I, Dave, will be driving and giving a short message at a local church, Anna will be helping with camp hospitality and crafts, and Jesse will be a junior counselor assisting with the oversight of a group of 10 kids. Beyond all that though, we get to form connections with Italian kids and their parents, presenting the love of God that crosses all boundaries and cultures. And, well, we haven’t met many Italians in our life, so the opportunities for learning abound!

As you can imagine we are very excited. We already see where prayer will be needed going ahead of us. We don’t know the language, I will be driving in a foreign country, we’ll all need to be flexible to schedule changes and focusing on the needs of the team, and sensitive to a foreign culture.

We are hoping you will partner with us in this adventure. We need both financial and prayer support to make this happen; we can’t do it alone. We want to share this with you, to share our excitement, our moments of loving and learning. We’re thankful to go on this journey, and see how God works to grow each of us. We’ve enclosed a form to return so you can opt to:


1.     Hear from us during the trip (emails)

2.     Pray for us

3.     If possible, support our costs for travel to and living expenses during the camp.


Prayer Requests

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