The picture above shows some of the buildings at the Oaks Camp
where we worked in February.
highlight of our January was a visit to UC San Diego to see
(granddaughter) Meagan who is a student there. It was a special
time because we were able to be there
for a rare home tournament and got to see her play volleyball. We
also met her very nice roommates and saw her apartment.
Meagan is a sophmore and easily one of the best players on the team.
on all the pictures to see more.
In February we did a MMAP project at The Oaks Christian Camp
at Lake Hughes, CA, west of Palmdale. We worked with 3 other
couples. The men redecorated four bathouses and the women did
a lot of sewing. Pictured at right are the: Oliveria's,
Harrington's, Stoltz's and Fawrup's.
Included in the work the men did on the bathhouses was
replacing the counter tops. This is what they looked like
before they started. Click the picture to see the after picture
The Oaks camp covers a lot of area. The west half
contained buildings for office, dining, meeting rooms and guest lodging
as seen in the picture right.
We were at 3500 feet and got about 5 inches of snow
two different times, but it was always gone before the next day.
My mom had her 101 birthday on February 27. She was
recovering from surgery, over medicated and nausated so she didn't want
to celebrate. I decided to fly to Minnesota at the last
minute, not to celebrate but to help her recover. Which was
accomplished thanks to all the people who were lifting us up in prayer.
My sister, Irene who performed in New York for a number of years
and now lives in a very small town in Minnesota, has a new
gig. She plays the piano and sings at The Loft in Ely on Friday and Saturday
nights. The loft is upstairs of a local restaurant and serves
beer, wine, desserts, coffees etc while she performs.
I was able to go and hear her perform a couple of times while I was
there. If you'd like to hear a sample click here