Here's our recent family newsletter...enjoy! And yes, I know a lot of the links actually point to this blog : )
August 9, 2009
Howdy, thought it'd be good to send out a quick little update. This should be pretty painless and with a few links if you want to know more...
Camp Awesome - We took a bunch of kids from inner city Modesto to "The Lord's Land" toward the end of July for 3 nights and 4 days. The camp truly lived up to it's name. We were able to partner with Global Youth Network (they brought 9 down to develop the camp), YWAM Mendocino who provided the property for what we could afford and a generous donation from Central Baptist Church in Modesto to help us buy food and put gas in the vans. If you would like to see our pictures of Camp Awesome, GLONK HERE!
Camp Tsartlip - After an awesome time at Camp Awesome, our family and the Global Youth Network team traveled up to Vancouver Island off the coast of British Columbia in Canada to help with a YWAM couple's day camp program for Tsartlip Village, a First Nations community near Victoria. We had a great time and the day camp ran a lot like our own camp so it was easy to flow with. You can read more about that and see some pics by GLONKING HERE.
Back Home - After a little visit with family in Oregon (thanks Hewitts!), we're back in Modesto. This next month, our home church, New Hope Christian Fellowship, will move to a new property. We'll be moving our YWAM Modesto office (up until now has been at New Hope) to a space offered to us by our friends at Youth For Christ. And of course, continuing to be a presence on South 9th St. and working with the our kids club, youth group, church and our local and international partners.
- For all the moving to go well. - For our staff couple John and Rhiannon, working in Thailand with friends at Compasio for the next couple of weeks. - For the kids at Camp Awesome, that God will work in their lives and in their families. - For the Tsartlip community in Canada. - For us, that we handle all of our precious relationships with the care they deserve.
Keep in touch! How can we pray for you? What's going on in your life?
Here's how to find us online and other ways...
Family site/blog - http://thewhitlers.com
Whitler podcast (teaching, music and fun stuff)- http://www.gcast.com/u/cwhitler/main
Amie on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/amiehw
Chris on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/badyouthspeaker
YWAM site - http://ywammodesto.org
YWAM blog - http://ywam-modesto.blogspot.com
If you would like to support our work financially, all donations are tax deductible when made out and sent to: YWAM / P.O. Box 3000 / Garden Valley, TX / 75771-3000. Our name must not appear on the check but include a separate note stating the gift is for the Whitlers in Modesto, CA. Thanks!