Following the Open House and Reception, the Banquet started at Chuck Teague provided live music as guests entered and took their seats. A warm welcome by O.A. and Charlotte Fish was followed by camp board vice-president Don Alexander who gave the opening prayer. Everyone enjoyed a great free meal featuring pulled-pork barbecue and grilled chicken, prepared by our facilities manager, Art Reagle. The expenses for the meal were paid for by a list of business sponsors.
After the meal, O.A. introduced the camp staff and board members, then presented me as the new Executive Director. Using a shoulder yoke to lift two heavy buckets, I acted out a skit with my wife, Jen, to demonstrate how Jesus calls us to lay down our burdens at his feet and find rest for our souls. This led into my presentation of our Summer Camp theme, “
in which we will be teaching campers that they too can find rest from the heavy
burdens that they carry in their lives. Anapauo Beach
Afterwards, O.A. addressed the audience once again sharing how the ministry of South Mountain Christian Camp operates entirely by faith. He gave examples of how God miraculously meets our needs each year through the generosity of our supporters. The evening concluded with an opportunity for attendees to fill out response cards if they wished to be added to our mailing list and even to make donations to the ministry if they felt led to do so.
You can view more pictures of the Banquet and leave comments on our Picasa web page at here.