By Nancy Nelson, Development Director
It was down to the wire at 11:30 am on December 31, 2009, when the last commitment came through enabling Warm Beach Camp to claim the $490,000 M.J. Murdock grant for the renovation of Cedar Lodge. And yes, I did dance on my desk, as promised. There’s a picture hanging in my office as proof. The Cedar Lodge project is part of the “Embracing the Vision” Campaign begun in 2006. It means that public restrooms will be moved to the main floor. The Cedar Lodge project also includes the renovation and expansion of Cedar Lodge Chapel and the kitchen. Work will begin as soon as all the necessary permitting processes are completed.
It has been amazing to watch God “call forth the living stones (that’s you and me!) to embrace the Kingdom vision He has for Camp. At present, $6.7 million has been committed to the campaign, which in these challenging economic times has been miraculous.
The total list of Campaign projects is long and many have been completed. Bottom line, investing in the three areas of the Campaign (People, Community, and Environment) translates into the Camp’s over-all vision of “keeping the path clear to the cross.”
We thank God for HIS faithfulness and we thank the many people who are supporting the campaign, too.