Campers on Mission serve at Weir Baptist Camp
Kansas-Nebraska Campers on Mission contributed 850.5 volunteer hours to Weir Baptist Camp, Weir, Kan., during a September work project.
The work project preceded the COM fall rally held Sept. 23-25 at the camp. COM members helped the camp prepare for future events and stored items for the winter.
The COM ladies made hand lotion, bookmarks, pillowcase dresses and recipe-card holders.
More than 100 pillow-case dresses will be sent to Haiti for ministry there.
The other items will be placed in gift bags for the 2019 Campers on Mission National Rally. Kansas-Nebraska COM will host the 2019 National Rally June 5-7 at the Kansas-State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.
Some of the COM ladies painted the floating dock at the fishing lake.
The men were involved in many projects:
- Weed eating and mowing
- Repairing and replacing electrical wiring in the camp director’s home
- Removing a telephone pole that was no longer needed
- Built and installed a smoke stack for a wood stove in the shop area
- Covered a ball field dugout with corrugated sheet metal
- Built and installed counter tops for the kitchen
- Installed shutoff valves for the main water system.
- Picked up the miniature golf course and stored it in a trailer for the winter
A four-school cross-country track meet was held at the camp on Thursday evening, Sept. 22. COM members helped with preparing for the meet, assisted with parking and operated the canteen. The meet was a huge success and the local schools are looking to use this track for a district-wide meet in the future.
COM members also spent much time planning for the 2019 National Rally. The theme will be “Harvesting with Jesus in the Heartland.” The theme verse will be Matthew 9:37-38—“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into HIS harvest.”
Upcoming COM events include:
Dec. 3—Christmas party at Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists headquarters, 5410 SW 7th St., Topeka, Kan.
April 28-30, 2017—Kansas-Nebraska COM spring rally at Webster Conference Center, Salina, Kan.
June 20-22, 2017—Campers on Mission National Rally, National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, Dothan, Ala.