What in the world are the Palmers doing this summer?

In case you were wondering, here is an update about our summer/a support letter in an attempt to raise money. So definitely if you don’t have money to give don’t worry, it’s not a requirement of reading this blog post.  Also if you’re not at all interested in what we’re going to be doing this summer then probably don’t read this.  But if either of those two things are what you want, then read on, dear friend!

Dear Friends and Family,

First of all, we’d like to thank you for all the support and love you’ve given us during our transition home.  It’s been a busy month, but we’re slowly finding a new rhythm back in the US!

We want to start this by saying up front that this is a support letter. Don’t worry, we aren’t going bankrupt or anything.

In case you haven’t heard, we are working at Bethel Christian Camp this summer. Bethel is a non-profit, overnight children’s camp that specializes in serving children who would normally not get a camp experience.  In fact, about 60% of the campers come here on scholarships of some kind.  The camp is dedicated to paying the staff their full salaries each week, but any money that we can raise towards our salaries means money that camp can use for camper scholarships,  camp facilities, and other resources.

We have both been very involved with this camp in the past, and the relationships that we have here have helped to shape us into the people we are today.  We also love to see how kids are impacted by their time here.  Because of this, we want to dedicate a summer to working here.

This summer, Adam will be the Head of Maintenance, and Lizbet will be the Head of the Waterfront.  While these jobs are a little more removed from the campers, they play an important part in the smooth functioning of the camp.  We also hope to interact with the kids who come as much as possible.  We both love to hang out with campers and we want to love them well.

So what is the bottom line?  Basically, Adam will be working for 7 weeks at $200 a week ($1,400 total).  Lizbet will be working for 6 weeks at $150 a week ($900 total).

If you are interested in supporting us this summer, there are a few ways to do it! Any amount helps!

  • Donate online at  http://www.bethelchristiancamp.org/frontpage/donations/summer-staff-support/  and make sure that you put in one of our names when you do it so that they can keep track of which of us is more popular! Just kidding, it’s for tax purposes.
  • Donate by mail via check.  If you would like to do this, please email Lizbet at nameisie@gmail.com so she can send you the proper information.
  • Pray for us. For real, we need it. Whether or not you are able to support us financially, emotional, mental and spiritual support is awesome as well. It’s going to be a great summer, but the days will be long  and there will be days when we go to bed tired and drained.  A little outside love is necessary!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this letter.  If you have any questions or just want to catch up, let us know!  We appreciate your love.

If you would like to know more details about Bethel, please visit http://www.bethelchristiancamp.org and check out their pictures and videos!

May the love of God fill your life in the midst of calm and of storms, grace and peace be with you all.

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