Pastors’ Update 6-22-2018

Hi Everyone and Happy Sabbath!

Several of us, including pre-teens, teens, and parents/staff returned yesterday from our Pre-teen Camp  Sequoia. The camp this year was very successful! We had nearly 30 campers, and almost 40 staff who served those campers in several activities, including Christian Living classes, field games, like Capture the Flag, and Gaga Ball (if you don’t know what that is, ask a pre-teen who was there), kayaking, swimming, BB target shooting, archery, Compass Checks, and Camp Fire. One evening, just before Camp Fire, staff discovered a five-foot rattlesnake near the boy’s dorm. There were a few very tense and exciting moments, with everyone watching, as the snake was cornered by adult staff who had experience with snakes, killed, and the head removed to be burned in the camp fire. One teen staff member cut the rattles off and took the 6-compartment snake rattle home to make a necklace (an interesting souvenir from camp this year). The Camp Manager, said it was only the second rattle snake discovered at the camp in the past 10 years. 
I might add everyone returned home without any serious injuries from their camp experience this year. Thank you for your prayers!          

Several have asked about Asa Sanchez’ funeral. The Sanchez family has made arrangements for Asa’s Graveside Service on Sunday, July 1st, at 10 am,  260 Stockton Road, Angels Camp, CA. The family is also planning a memorial gathering nearby following the service. Details on that location will be announced once they are finalized.

Tomorrow is the fourth Sabbath of the month. Sabbath services will be held at 2:30 pm, in all three meeting locations. Linda and I plan to be in Anderson for Sabbath services and we will webcast services from there this week.