Work is now underway for our SOWER group at Living Water Bible Camp. We have four couples here and one single man who lost his wife a few months ago. Three of the people that are here we already met in Texas in March. It is delightful to see SOWERs you are now familiar with. There are 170 mission projects and places to serve across our nation and in Canada. SOWER stands for Servants on Wheels Ever Ready. Retired couples with a camper can join and work at these camps and projects. It is RVing with a Purpose. There are around 800 couples who are SOWERs either active or alumni.
We are in a cottage right on Grand Lake near Weston, Maine. From our cottage we can see Canada across the lake. Tomorrow we will take a little breakfast cruise and will go very close to the Canadian waters. This facility caters alot to Canadians so it has been a difficult two years for this camp and for the people who work here for the summer, who are across the border. Many of their summer homes are here left unused.
This place is very active and full with kids and families of all ages enjoying water skiing, wakeboarding, horsemanship, crafts, wall climbing, fishing and Bible study and worship. We have been able to attend church every evening with a dynamic pastor from Kansas (of all places.) He preaches the Word and speaks the truth about the days we are living in.
Putting insulation and boards on the ceiling of a new lodge is the project some of the men are working on. This new building will house some kitchen staff and be such a wonderful blessing to them. The men cannot complete the bathroom in the lodge however due to rules and regulations for sewer for this county. The kitchen staff is excited to move in anyway.
Painting is the word for the women many times in the SOWER world. We are painting the outside of the Camp Office building. There is enough painting to do on this place that it wil keep volunteers busy for many months. We have a good time doing it and love teasing each other and the camp staff. There are also some crafts for us to help with when it rains. One of the women is working in the bookstore every afternoon also.
They feed us well here both physically and spiritually. The views are out of this world. The loon call every night is eerie. The speakers amazing. The love of God and children is evident. Here at this camp it gives us hope for the future. Hope that young people will continue to love God and serve Him and their nation.