Excitement in the Midst of Uncertainty
There have been a lot of changes since we sent our last letter out! Camp and ministry look very different with the restrictions that Covid-19 brings! It was disappointing for us to have to cancel our camps and spring events, but God has provided new opportunities for us to still reach the people in our community and surrounding area! We have been able to focus a bit more on our impact through social media and having more of a presence online — we were able to keep people updated through videos and blog posts on our redesigned website and Facebook/ Instagram and will continue to give updates as things change. Another exciting opportunity we have had was launching the Taking Action video series — Conan sits down with pastors and christian leaders and discusses different issues that have become amplified because of the pandemic. They will be released every Monday for 5 weeks starting June 15th. Now that restrictions are easing, we are able to have some events this summer as long as we follow the correct guidelines! We are very excited to have three- day Day Camps in July and August! We are limiting it to 24 kids per camp and they are already filling up! We are so thankful for the 3 spring/summer staff that have been here since May to help us with the preparations of a “new” type of camp! Things will look very different from normal camp, but we are so thankful for the opportunity to provide a place for kids to come and hear the Gospel! We are also putting a weekly event on for the Falkland Junior Youth every Tuesday, starting in July. Kids will come and participate in challenges, listen to a devotional, win prizes, and take home bags with workbooks, crafts, and treats each week! The senior youth are invited out to the camp twice a month for a special event and fireside devotional. We are excited to maintain the relationships that we have built with the youth in Falkland over the fall and provide them with a place to go and hear about God amidst these lonely times. We praise God for these new opportunities and are so thankful that we are able to still serve Him even when things seem so uncertain!
We have the joy of announcing the arrival of our third child and first son, August Hudson Arndt, born March 30th in the midst of a pandemic, weighing 8 lbs 9 oz! We are so thankful for the peace that God gave us and grateful that we are all in good health! August is such a joyful addition to our family and Scarlett and Claire love him so much!