Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Starlite Shores - a Lighthouse-type retreat here in West Michigan

If you read our reflections of our week at Lighthouse Family Retreat, you know that it was a blessing to us and, hopefully, to others. It seems that we have another opportunity to serve at a similar retreat. Last fall, we felt nudged to start something similar to Lighthouse in Michigan. When we approached the director of Lighthouse, he connected us with the Diekevers family, who volunteered at Lighthouse and who felt a similar nudging. We have merely encouraged them and given them our perspective and they have practically moved mountains to make this happen. They have started Starlite Shores Family Camp, which will be held August 19-25 at Camp Geneva here in Holland. They have 20 families living through childhood cancer who will enjoy a week on Lake Michigan. 

We have been asked to serve and are excited about this opportunity. Acknowledging that we have already raised support for a week at Lighthouse, we have been asked to raise half of the support required to serve. We will need a total of $1,225.00. It is hard to ask for funds again, and we do not ask for an additional contribution if you already contributed to our support for Lighthouse. Several people mentioned wanting to support our trip to Lighthouse, but we achieved that goal so quickly that they did not have the chance. 

If you feel led to contribute financially, to our support for Starlite Shores, please make out a check to Fair Haven Ministries and send it to our address, 150 W. 14th St., Holland, MI 49423. We will keep track of our support and turn it into Fair Haven.

- Christa

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