The Adrian’s Pack Us In!

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If you’ve been keeping up with our (sporadic) updates on our Pack Shack Enclosure Project, then you know we are hustling to get this done for summer! Life has set us back way more than we planned, so the hustle is real. (By we, I actually mean Marty!)

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Last week we were super excited to have Adrian and Adrian of European Craftsmen of Southwest Florida come to insulate our building. They brought a new technique to the table (or the walls actually!). Rather than the puffy, itchy insulation that is usually in the walls (and not so fun to install), they sprayed this cool foam insulation that set in 30 seconds and cured in 2 minutes. WHAT?!!!!!

Adrian One (as Tegan called him!) is the same awesome guy who came to tile our bathrooms way back here! We couldn’t be more thankful for his heart to bless Whisper Mountain in such generous and practical ways! Well beyond his giving of time, talent and materials, Adrian carries a heart of generosity with him in all things! Our guys especially enjoyed connecting with him and the other Adrian during their time with us!

We still have much to do to get this ready for summer camp in a few short weeks, but man are we thankful to have this part done in such a top of the line way and in partnership with such great people!

Thank you Adrian’s for coming, serving and giving of yourselves in ways we are still thinking about! May God bless you tenfold!

(If you’re in southwest Florida, these are the guys to renovate your kitchen or bath! Check out some of their work! They are amazing!)

Author and Photos | Cassi

teens making a difference

Gateway at Whisper Mountain 5When teens are given the chance to walk outside of themselves to help another they are able to realize their time and efforts can make a difference! Mission work teams are such a beautiful thing.

Work Service

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Fun of Camp
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Intentional Times with Jesus

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Gateway at Whisper Mountain 10…it all adds up to a pretty awesome week!

I hope your day is filled with the open opportunity to Shine Jesus and know Him more!

building more than a deck

Whisper mounain deck build1With these guys at camp all week, we've been able to build the deck up by the cabins. Campers will now have a place to sit and relax (other than the bathhouse porch!!), meet in small groups, and more during their stay with us.

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Whisper mountain deck build4Don and Richard (and their wives whom you shall meet soon!) have done more than just help build the deck. They have blessed us with their fellowship and spirit-filled service! One of my favorite parts of camp ministry is the relationships that are built, the constant connecting and reconnecting with people who share the heart of finding God and volunteer their time, energy, skill, and finances investing with us to that end! (even if it puts me in the kitchen too often:)!!!) God's economy is all about community! And a Whisper Mountain community is being built with many, many people!

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Whisper mountain deck build8(for those who may wonder…pickets and seating still need to be added!)

Whisper mountain deck build9We are glad you are a part of our community in your own little way!

Great Lengths!

When you believe in something enough, you'll go to great lengths to see it through! Marty has gone to great lengths: in the face of ridicule, inconvenience, annoyance, and did I mention ridicule?!

Way back here I first introduced the challenge, both to himself and anyone who wanted to join up with WM in some way! No scissors would touch his lovely locks until the day the tent platforms (there's two!) were built!

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Marty4 While some of you men may crave the ability to grow this much hair in your more mature stages of life, this is getting a little out of control! But there's good news! We have 100% of the money to build the first platform! Woo-hoo! (Thank you to any of you readers who may have given!) I heard Marty say yesterday that as soon as the building is done he's cutting his hair. Friends, there are two platforms. Don't let him give up! There's a little money (3%) in the pot for the building of the second platform into much needed storage. Good news again…with the clearing out and building starting next week on the first one, this gives us a little time to get the money in for the second one! Something to think about being a part of!!

Great lengths…they are sooo worth going to for something carrying eternal investment (even when your entire staff enjoys all-in-fun jabbing!) Are you going to any great lengths in your part of the world?