19 Jul Newsletter from Karl and Mary Badalian – May and June, 2021
Productive, fun and busy would be a way to describe the last two months. We got to finish up the work in Picayune Mississippi and we were able to be there for their dedication service. The Finished edition contains three classrooms, a40‘ x 40‘ training area to teach missionaries hands on life skills such as auto repair, plumbing, and electrical, a nice missions apartment with an attached kitchen area, a lower bunk room that sleeps a total of eight people, an upper bunk room that sleeps six, and a laundry area containing two washers and two dryers. There are four full bathrooms with tubs and showers to service the bunk rooms and training area. The total cost of the 40’ x 80’ addition came in right at $13 a square foot. Amazing what God can do.
The first full week of June was a busy and fun week. Our junior camp is for our youngest kids, second grade through sixth grade. But it also is for our older kids who work as helpers during the camp. Our church rents a facility and we do all the cooking, cleaning, counseling, and activities during the week. We have an amazing group of teen kids that volunteered to work at the camp along with us older folks.
On June 27, Sunday afternoon, about 2 PM, we loaded the bus and headed for Silver State Baptist Youth Camp in Colorado. Pastor Moody and I took turns driving and ended up at camp about 3 AM Monday morning with a bus load of sleepy campers. The camp is a great place for both youth and adults to be refreshed by God’s word.
Back home, Mary hand I even had time to take in a Missouri sunset from Wilson Creek National Battlefield.
Our plans: to get back on the road to Glenrock, Wyoming and help with the church building there.
May and June, 2021
Karl and Mary Badalian