The Idyllwild Pines Volunteer Weekend was a big success. We want to thank all our volunteers, including John Aufhammer, Caleb Bradley, Tricia, Bobby, Abby, and Micah Nieves, Malia Goodwin, and the San Fernando Valley Baptist Youth Association. We also want to thank the members of our staff that contributed, including The Ruelas Family, The Schlenz Family, Kurtis Mitchell Smith, and Kevin and Mary Relyea. Thank you Mary for taking such excellent pictures.
Our Operations Director, Kelly Schlenz, who helped organize the weekend said, “If you build it they will come!” Many times in my life I have heard this famous mantra uttered. The line from the classic baseball hit movie Field of Dreams resonated with-in me as we began the process of planning our first ever Idyllwild Pines Volunteer weekend. If we could put together a fantastic weekend of some much need camp projects and mix it up with fun, food and fellowship all for free…well that had to be a winning combination! As I walked away from our planning meeting God quickly reminded me that the success of our weekend hinged much more on Him moving in people’s hearts than whatever “plans” we could concoct. So it quickly became a prayer “Lord if we plan it, we pray YOU bring them!” Continue reading