On Friday afternoon we had the Dyrness Chapel Renovation Groundbreaking Ceremony. It was a beautiful ceremony. We are so thankful for the ways God was at work in the hearts of people in the Dyrness Memorial Chapel and we are looking forward to see the lives He will change in the renovated chapel!
There are six photographs below.
Rob Ribbe began by welcoming everyone. There were four guest speakers and then four people who prayed.
Then the groundbreaking was begun by Rob Ribbe, President Phil Ryken, Jason Bernard (Architect), Darren Rubo (General Contractor) and Bill Long (HoneyRock Construction Manager.)
Next the Senior Administrative Cabinet (SAC) of Wheaton College: Marilee Melvin, Mark Dillon, Stan Jones, Dale Kemp and Paul Chelsen.
After that the HoneyRock Community was invited to come and break some ground. So you will see the Ribbe family. And then Bill and Nancy Long. And finally, the littlest groundbreaker--Charlie Welsh (son of John and Lauren Welsh--John is the Finance and Advancement Director of HoneyRock.)
Many thanks to Jonathan Heidengren for taking these lovely pictures!
The bus departed this morning on time from HoneyRock. Due to a mechanical issue with the bus early on, the trip has been delayed slightly. The trip has now safely resumed. Our new ETA at Rockford is 3:35pm. We hope to arrive on the Whaton College campus between 4:45-5:15p.
After Banquet on the final Wednesday night of Residential Camp, all of the campers go out on the Chrouser Lawn and sing/chant "You can't ride in my little red wagon" back and forth (boys to girls) and jump around and generally have a great time.
Today is Family Day! It's drizzling right now so we're hoping the weather clears up so we can have the Rodeo and the Ski Show!
Last night was another evening of "Man Camp" for the Residential Camp Boys. The Res Camp Girls are out on their overnight trips now and will be returning today.
In Advance Camp the campers are doing some Adventure Challenge activities in addition to their regular activities. Also, some Advance campers are working on getting their masters--one more day to finish that up! Tonight will be their final cook out together as a group.
And tomorrow is Family Day! We hope to see you there!
Below is one classic photo from Man Camp.
Here are a few photos from Camper Worship. This is one of the highlights of the day during the summer. It is really fun to walk by and hear the sound of all of those campers singing!