Director’s Year-end Update
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Dear Spruce Lake & Pinebrook Family,
Every year we’ve seen God’s miraculous hand at work.
Many children, adults & families have come to Christ or recommitted their lives to God’s purposes!
However, 2020 has unexpectedly become a race to outrun the next crisis, with daunting challenges in keeping our doors open and financial commitments met.
But God has been working in ways not as easy for us to recognize at first;
my 2020 “Aha!” moment is this:
Receiving these unexpected miracles has been humbling.
God provided them only because we are in crisis.
We have learned, grown & deepened our resolve as we have seen God’s protection
through the mess of 2020!
1. Staff – that the hope we have in God will continue to carry us.
2. Health – that God will protect both campuses from the coronavirus so we can serve everyone.
3. New Opportunities – We face forward each day for our next opportunity to serve.
Pray especially for the Day Camp program planned to launch next spring at Pinebrook.
4. Budget for 2021 – so many of you have already given above and beyond –
we are financially current today because of your amazing support,
and we would not have survived 2020 without each of you. Thank you!
But COVID-19 is just not letting up, and as we budget for the next 6 months,
it looks as though we are still going to fall short.
Thank you for the sacred trust you have placed in us with your love and gifts.
God has all this in His control. He will keep us strong as we run this race with perseverance.
Mark S. Swartley