“I am also aware that you have persisted steadfastly,
endured much for the sake of my name,
and have not grown weary.”
(Revelation 2:3, NET)
When we entered full-time ministry it was with an organization that used the bicycle to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. As we rode across America, we would have opportunities to share with people we met along the way.
We pedaled our bikes through big city traffic, across desert highways in the summer heat, against sometimes fierce headwinds, and up steep seemingly endless mountain passes. We frequently had to remind ourselves that reaching our next stop or person with whom to share was simply one pedal stroke at a time.
We are now at Camp Timber-lee in southeastern Wisconsin. This year-round camp is huge, with all types of activities for kids of all ages. From their high ropes course to the zip line, to climbing walls, winter sports, various games, a creation walk, and even 35-40 horses for horseback riding.
The 600-acre camp is attended by both Christian and secular school children for different types of nature programs. The children’s programs for secular schools are designed without any Christian teaching but after the kids come here with their school they beg their parents to let them come to the “Christian” camp and that is when the staff can share their faith. It is a wonderful program and we are glad we can be here to help.
The horses used by the kids are well cared for and have nice stables and pasture to roam. However, the performing arena, where a variety of horse events are conducted, and the attached corral are in need of painting.
As one can see from the image above, pressure washing and painting this fencing is going to be a big project! While the gals began painting paneled walls in the office building, Bruce and his SOWER co-worker got started refurbishing the fence Monday afternoon. Three 10’ sections were completed in about 1.5 hours (seen at the far right in the picture).
This project reminds us of our biking ministry. Often large jobs in life must be broken down into smaller, doable tasks. In this case, instead of one pedal stroke at a time, it will have to be accomplished one board at a time! Tomorrow we will once again clean one board at a time until we reach our goal. But who knows, they might have us do something different! (That’s a story for another time! 😉 )
Y’all have a great week! 🤠 🤗