How can it be the last day?”
Jonny Wilson, Hanna Getz, Kira Keleher, Jonathan Yokoyana, Pieter Gustavson, Emilie , Emilie Cushman, Joseph Saler, Lance Hillman, Cody Anderson, Nicole Mayer, Evan Brown closed out Wednesday Vacation Bible Fun!
Please come back again!”
“Will you come next year??”
The Happy Camp Bible Church had an exciting three day Vacation Bible Extreme time this week, and the “campers” didn’t want it to end!
They were blessed with the arrival of ten students who had attended Humboldt University and the First Baptist Church of Arcata. The First Baptist had recently had its annual Mission Training for the Solid Rock Youth Group of college age young people. After the training, they prepared themselves and came to Happy Camp to put-on a fun time experience for children of all ages! A lady from the First Baptist painted painter tarp canvas with forest scenes with bear and owls and other wildlife, trees and cabin in the woods themes. There were clouds floating above the stage and the setting was ready.
They had real stories from the Bible, crafts, games and one of the girls even shared ballet steps with the youngsters. Jonny played the piano, providing good music for the singing. June Saler showed up for freshly baked brownies which topped with ice cream were the refreshments at the close of the Vacation Bible Sessions, and the youngsters expressed the wish that it would continue. It was neat to have the young people here!
Pastor Stan Poeschel is the pastor of the Happy Camp Bible Church hosting the young people for this occasion.
One by one He took them from me,
All the things I valued most.
Until I was empty-handed;
Every glittering toy was lost.
Then I walked earth’s highway grieving,
In my rags and poverty;
‘Til I heard His voice inviting:
Lift your empty hands to me.
So I held my hands toward Heaven,
And He filled them with a store
Of His own transcendent riches,
‘Til they could contain no more.
Then at last I comprehended
With my stupid mind and dull,
That God could not pour out His riches
Into hands already full.
-Martha Snell Nicholson
by Judy Bushy
Easter comes early this year, March 23rd. We no sooner finish the wearing of the green for St. Patrick’s Day and it is time for Christians all over the world to Celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave!
It has been a tradition in Happy Camp for the Happy Camp Bible Church, the Assembly of God and the Christian Fellowship to get together to celebrate on this one day of the year. That celebration takes place at Sunrise (7:30 AM) at the Happy Camp Airport up Airport Road. The churches share responsibilty for the music, message and prayer and a large number gather despite the chill in the air and the early hour.
Following the Sunrise Service, all are invited to take part in a potluck breakfast at the Happy Camp Elementary School where Praise music will continue in the joyous tradition.
You are invited and would be most welcome!!
Bethany and Issac of the Blameless Child Band
By Judy Bushy
There was a special Christian Rock Concert at the pavilion after the parade by Blameless Child .
This group consists of the Bashor Family. Liz is 18 and lead vocalist and guitarist, Bethany is 16, and plays bass, Sam is 17, and Isaac, 11, rounds out the performers, but their adoptive parents help behind the scenes.
Thanks, Bill Estes, for helping to bring them to Happy Camp. They were also going to have supper with the youth of the community up at the Assembly of God Church afterwards.