2021 Project: Second Staff Home
When campers come to Longview, they enjoy comfortable cabins, great food, practical Bible teaching, and fun activities. Thought is seldom given to all that is needed to make excellent service and a solid program possible. One of those behind-the-scenes areas is housing for our resident staff. Staff live right on property allowing them to be quickly on hand whenever needed. Camp housing also greatly reduces the amount of financial support a family needs to raise.
By God’s grace we finished our first staff home in January (later than planned due to Covid). The new home is a tremendous blessing! This also freed up a cabin formerly used as a home and in March it underwent a full renovation for use as intern and summer staff housing.
Three years ago, God moved Jon Bladine and his family to serve at Longview. The only place on property available to stay was a 100-year-old summer home which had been vacant for several years and had a foundation beyond repair. Our crew did the minimum repairs necessary to make it work as a home for a year, but in God’s perfect timing they are still living there.
If the Lord wills, we would like to raise $80,000 to put in a second staff home that the Bladines would move into. In addition to a modest home for their family of 6, this will provide a comfortable place to invest in summer staff, interns, pastors, speakers, and others that God brings across their path. This also allows for removal of the old home in the middle of camp in preparation to build a chapel there in the future.
The Lord has already been at work! A donor has offered to match dollar-for-dollar all funds that are given which reduces the amount needed to $40,000!
Would you be willing to invest in eternity through giving to the Staff Home 2 Project? We can’t wait to see what the Lord will do in the next few months.
Donated as of June 30, 2021: $38,396 ($76,792 with matching funds)
Remaining Need: $1,604