Johnny gives a brief update on camps and the newest activities.
Written by Billie Thaw
Here’s some other snippets of news you can use to guide your prayers.
Family Fun Day
On Saturday 22nd June, The Oakes hosted it’s fifth Family Fun Day. The weather was perfect and over 400 guests visited throughout the day.
There were opportunities for over eights to have a go at zorbs, the mudder (see picture above), tunnels and ropes course; and tea, coffee, cakes and tours were available all day. We welcomed some regulars but also lots of new faces, including quite a few locals who had never seen The Oakes before.
Next June, we are planning to combine our Family Fun Day with our 20 year anniversary celebrations! Hope to see you there!
Oakes Staffing Needs
We’re also looking for an Operations Team Leader and House Manager. See our recent vacancies article for more details.
Memories Still Wanted
In preparation for The Oakes 20 year anniversary, we are putting together a book of memories and reflections from team, campers, parents, teachers, group leaders and supporters. Thank you to everyone who has responded.
We are still able to receive your contributions for use in the book or elsewhere to encourage team and visitors. Please submit your stories.
Find us at Keswick
During weeks 1 & 2 of the Keswick Convention you can find us at “Base Camp” promoting camps and recruiting team for future years. If you’re also there, please stop by to say hi and point people our way!
If you run a fair or know of other venues where we could run a stall, please get in touch with Rob as we would like to continue to give our Impact programme and camps a high profile.
Jhonnar in Venezuela
Last December, after spending two years on Oakes team, Jhonnar went home to Venezuela to try and renew his visa and return as an assistant to Johnny Gilchrist (Programme Manager). Unfortunately, this has not been straightforward.
However, during his time back home, despite serious personal and family health issues, Jhonnar has been able to receive funding from friends in the UK to help provide food and other essentials to his local community where his father is a pastor. Jhonnar still hopes to get the necessary paperwork to enable him to return to The Oakes team in 2020.
Please pray for Jhonnar, his family, his local community and the current crisis and instability in Venezuela.
From September, Yorkshire Camps still need more Training Team alongside help with catering, grounds and admin. www.yorkshirecamps.org.uk