Campers on Mission labor in many projects for Jesus
MT. VERNON—Campers on Mission (COM) met for the spring meeting at Baptist Hill Camp here. The theme was “Heroes,” with Ephesians 6:10 being the theme verse.
There were 142 COM members with 60 rigs to do a wide variety of work.
Jim and Sharon Combs installed a propane generator. Dean McArthur and crew installed ceilings in five pavilions and put vents in both ends of all of them. Don Clark and Chris Hutto put two coats of mud on the ceilings of the pavilions; they also fixed the ceiling in the bathroom at Teeter’s cabin.
Jim Chilton and crew installed soffit and fascia in #15 Craft cabin, and worked on the pavilions along with Denny and Linda Ball. Ruth Scott and crew stained 1,000 boards that were 6 inches wide and 16 feet long. Jennie Moore and crew varnished all the boards and put two coats on many of them. Jim Cowan and Wayne Amen moved material and painted the hallway of the girls dorm.
Joe Andrews and Mike Wilson moved old and new material, keeping things picked up as things were torn down. Curtis Scott and several others hauled and burned trash and wood (they stayed the week after COM and laid tile in Ken’s kitchen and the boys’ bathroom). Rex and Darrel Crawford operated the machine to trim the trees. J.D. Althoff and crew came early and stayed late to make and install the stool and shower dividers.
Bill Morrison and crew worked around the shop cleaning up leaves and metal. Mary Fall and crew cleaned cabins, washed curtains, cleaned the bathrooms, cleaned and disinfected all mattresses, cleaned mirrors and bed frames, and swept and mopped all floors. Arnold Nelson and crew stained the outside of Teeter’s cabin, put a railing around the deck, hung a screen door and painted.
Rex Minor and crew removed all the cabinets and carpet in Ken’s kitchen, replaced drywall on the ceiling, rewired and installed lights, textured the kitchen, and installed material for the tile floor. Lawrence Pattengill and Paul Berner did numerous jobs including checking all pilot lights in the camp kitchen, installing a thermocouple in one stove and checking all air conditioning units in the camp.
The Craft Group, led by Ruth Anne Dameron and Shelba Knight, made a total of 363 items that were donated to Baptist Hill Assembly and Dent County camps.
Ruth Cowan directed the sewing crew as items were made and sent to Baptist Homes in Missouri, “His Children’s Camp,” LACOBA nursing home, Baptist Ridge and various crisis pregnancy centers and shelters, as well as Children’s Homes. There also was a Toothbrush Rugging class.
The total items made were: 166 clothing protectors; 16 quilts; 4 baby quilts; 13 lap robes; 11 sets of curtains; 38 walker caddies; 8 dozen dish towels; hot pads; 3 dozen dish cloths; 12 pillows; and 30 Teddy bears.
The fall meeting of COM will be Sept. 17-21 at Grand Oaks Camp, Chillicothe. Darryl and Donna Crawford are co-presidents.