God Provides: Unexpected Blessings
Spring is here! Winter has finally gotten the hint and left us for good! Well, at least until November, that is…
Spring means lots of changes and transitions for Living Waters staff too. Lots of preparations are being made for another busy summer of ministry. One of the many planned projects this Spring was remodeling the Rec-room.
A small planned upgrade to the Rec Room grew into a major project when customized industrial windows were donated to camp! We received a phone call from a friend of camp who works for a window company. He said that his company had fourteen windows available to donate to camp if camp could use the extra large windows. How could we turn that down? The old windows in the Rec Room were far from airtight; they had plastic covering them year-round just to keep the kids from blowing away.
God provided the tremendous, unexpected blessing of the giant 9’x5’ windows for the Rec Room. Each window weighs about 350lbs. They were so large that the remodeling crew (camp staff and volunteers) had to shore-up supports in the wall to hold them up!
The Rec-room remodel also included industrial carpeting lines the upper half of the walls (professionally installed by a volunteer), and fancy accent lighting was added along the windows. The fluorescent lighting on the ceiling has been replaced, and the entire ceiling repainted.
If you walk into the Rec Room now, the huge windows and well-lit atmosphere almost makes you feel like you’re standing outside! You can enjoy and observe nature and all the camp activities from the comfort of our cozy and warm building.
God sure knows how to take care of us. We make plans, and think they’re pretty good. But when we allow God to take the lead, He shows us just how awesome His plans are for us. And they are always better than we could have ever imagined.
Watch a time-laps video of the project.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11