It's time to register for Women's Thrive Seminar!

If you wait to register, chances are this camp might be full! When women get serious about seeking Jesus, they also get serious about getting signed up and that's what is happening. Sarah and Sandee will join us again as speaker and worship leader as we Thrive Splendorously!

"...A planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor..." Isaiah 61:3

Thrive is a place set apart for spiritual renewal in a peaceful place of beauty. Come, get away from the distractions of life in order to get in touch with what is going on in your soul, practice stillness, and listen to the whisper of God in that place. This time away will be a balance of group worship, scripture meditation, sharing, and also directed times of silence, rest and listening. 
Click here to register for Thrive, April 21-24, 2018.
The cost is $100, but just pay what you can..

We may still have snow in Trout Lake, but
our hearts are yearning for summer and our plans are well under way for another summer of amazing camps! If you register (at least $50 deposit) before May 1st, you can save $25 per person, per camp! What a savings! Click here for camp information. There are a few changes, so read carefully: Man/G.I.R.L.'s Camps are 6th-9th grades only. We've added a third Day Camp and a High School overnight camp. Available also are multiple camp discounts and sibling discounts. Click here to register! See you in a few weeks!

This works! If you need help paying for camp or just realize the value of kids earning part of their way, this fund-raiser is for you! (One family is even selling doughnuts to help get foster kids to camp!) You sell a dozen for $10 bucks and you earn $5 bucks toward your summer camp experience! You can pre-sell and/or help sell on May 20th on location in The Dalles or Hood River. Click here to contact Carmen and get going on pre-selling
doughnuts now. Deadline to sign up is May 1st! It's not about the doughnuts; it's about getting kids to camp!
Our Program Director, Micah, has a fantastic team shaping up. He would like to talk to you about joining him. What is your gift, your passion? Have you thought about giving 1-8 weeks to use your gifts to help make summer camp happen? This may be the best opportunity of your life for personal growth, spiritual growth, amazing new friendships and watching kids laugh, hearts change and God smile! Click here to contact Micah.
We're making a list and adding to it every day.
We want to share the blessing of serving at camp with you. We have experienced God using very ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things. There is nothing like saying yes to service and having your life changed because of it! (Ask me; I'm one of those people.) You can volunteer for an hour or two, or put together a Dream Team (ages 15 and up) of six to eight people to serve during one of our summer programs. Maybe a dad and mom, their kids and a few friends? A male and female youth leader and a few youth group students? Aunt & Uncle and cousins? What are you doing this summer? Click here to let us know you might be interested.
It's Time to register for Race For The Campers 

We are planning our second annual RUN FOR THE CAMPERS 5K Obstacle Run right here in beautiful Trout Lake. A scenic 10K and 1 mile fun run are also available. All proceeds go to camperships for this year's camps. The more money we raise, the more kids get to experience camp! What are you doing on the morning of May 27th? See you at the starting line! Click here to register.

One of the favorite parts of my summer is awarding scholarships to the staffies who qualify and apply to our Summer Staff Scholarship Fund. Our staffies volunteer their summers, but they are college students who have financial needs. Your gifts to this Silent Auction (and your purchases on May 27th) go directly into the 2017 fund. All proceeds will be given out this year to very deserving staffies! Click here if you have something you'd like to donate to this very worthy cause.
It's time to mark your calendars for our
Annual Family Fun Day!

Family Fun Day at Camp Jonah is our biggest event each year and we want you to join us. See it as a Jonah Family Reunion. Grab your friends and family and spend a day with free activities,
lunch on the lawn. Get registered for camp, check out the silent auction and start it all by joining one of the morning runs. We just love our family and can't wait to see you on Saturday, May 27th (Memorial Day Weekend). Click here for more information.  
Prayer & Praise:
  1. Thank you, Father, for a beautiful winter. We're grateful for four wonderful seasons in Trout Lake. Thank you that you also created spring! We look forward to green grass and daffodils-and campers!
  2. Thank you for safety this winter. The weather was harsh at times. Thank you for Jeff and Flint plowing and shoveling for seemingly endless days. Thank you for the blessing they are to Jonah and to many of our neighbors.
  3. Thank you for safety on the roads as our guest groups drove to and from camp on icy roads. Thank you that both groups who had to cancel were also able to reschedule! We love retreat groups!
  4. Thank you for the gift in January that allowed us to purchase 60 more brand-new mattresses for our dorms. We are so thrilled to have 120 awesome mattresses! Thank you for the tiny church that gave this huge gift. What a testimony!
  5. Would you guide us to just the right staffies for this summer? We have a feeling that You are changing things up a bit and we want to be right in Your Sweet Spot. We know that our staffies make our camps and so we watch and listen for Your will. Thank you, also, for the excitement we feel about the staffies You will bring to us this summer.
  6. Father, would you bless the generous souls that paid for Jeff and me to go on a missions trip with our church to Guatemala March 24th - April 2nd! Thank you for arranging the timing so we could actually say yes to this dream of ours. Please take care of things for us while we're gone and bless Carmen and Micah as they fill in the gaps for us.
  7. We want more of You, all of You. We want to fully surrender and say yes to You. Continue to give us the DESIRE and the POWER to do what pleases You (Phil. 2:13). It's a strenuous, fulfilling journey!
  8. Remind us continually that You are our Camp Director. Help us not to ever, ever forget that!
  9. Would You protect our families? We love our crew so much and often find it hard to balance our busy lives with our desire to be with our parents, kids and grandkids. We pray your blessing on our families.
  10. Father, we ask for healing for Julianne's arms and relief from the constant pain that seems to have come from her work in the Jonah kitchen. We ask for wisdom with Workman's Compensation and for financial blessing for her. Would you lead her to a career that is a perfect fit for her?
  11. Do You want us to restructure the kitchen? Who would you like cook this summer? Thank you for Katie and her crew of Friday food prep volunteers from MABC. It's cool to watch You at work!
  12. Thank you for the churches who pray for Camp Jonah, send kids and adults to camps, send workers to help, and financially support us. Thank you, also for the opportunities we've had this year to share our Jonah story with a few of these congregations.These are special people to us!
  13. Oh, Father, give us wisdom. Help us to keep our eyes on You, the author and finisher of our faith. Thank you for giving us purpose and for your many, many blessings!
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