…..I just finished writing our September update, so it seems odd to be back at it again!! It’s just tooo easy to get behind when Time never wants to stop and sit down with me. So, here I am sitting in November recounting the goodness that was October.
Family: I like October because it’s my birthday month. I got to celebrate with a
myriad of people in different ways. Special delivery flowers, cards, gifts! I felt very loved, and particularly enjoyed a Crowder concert with Josh at the Rock Church in Point Loma. Hearing live music is such a treat, and the performances really ministered to my soul.
With all the water issues in September, laundry became an issue, but graciously got sorted (no pun intended) by close friends and neighbors down the road. After two weeks not using my washer at all, our dryer broke–Ironically. But praise God, Josh found a sweet couple on Craigslist who was willing to donate a really nice dryer to us; this machine is uh- mazing…it has a “super dry” mode! I love it!
Owen and Caleb (22m) have some words and phrases that take me by surprise as of late. When I read them books sometimes, they repeat the words they hear, only to never repeat them again! They are also learning what the word “NO” means, and hear it often in regards to climbing every piece of furniture, everywhere. It was sweet mid-month to get a visit from Ma and Pa. We walked to visit the animals in the farmyard, and then a secret visit to the camp store for frozen treats. I also hosted a baby shower for my neighbor, Brittany as she is expecting her third baby mid-November. And the next day, hosted again for some out-of-town friends. It’s an honor to live generously, and share our life and home as a true testimony of God’s favor!
Silas got sick towards the end of the month, and the virus is passing through the family tree. Thank you for those prayers for quick recovery.
Camp: We took some field trips in October that were fun for all ages. One was a bus trip down to Filippi’s for a staff lunch. What a treat, to gather and eat some bread together. (I wasn’t on the bus, because I have a weekly Bible Study that started soon after the lunch). The following week, camp staff traveled to Cuyamaca College to tour the drought resistant gardens to learn tips and tricks in drought friendly irrigation techniques.
I know I probably say it too much, but I love living in community. Camp has provided such a place of fun fellowship. Seeing my kid hop on a bus with these people has been such a joy, my heart is bursting with gratitude.
Josh renewed his food manager’s license and diligently prepped for the 6th grade camp season that got pushed back due to water issues. He also touched base with partner churches, established some themes and logos for summer camp 2017.. What isn’t he doing, is the real question! We also had the privilege to serve Navy families for a weekend in October.
Note From Boom Chuck:
1. WATER: That camp would raise the necessary funds ($20,000-$30,000) to drill a new or deeper well. Pray for rain to come down (Psalm 65 “The river of God has plenty of water…). Praise, that the existing well was chlorinated and has risen!
- ENERGY: and stamina for Josh as he manages so many different areas of camp! And me, as I hold down the Rasmussen Fort (Gal. 6:9-10 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.)
- PROGRAM: 6TH Grade Camp running continuously into November! Pray for safety and opportunity to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior. (2 Thess. 3:1 “pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you.”)
Blessings and Thanks,
Josh, Alicia, Silas, Owen, Caleb Rasmussen
15763 Lyons Valley Road Jamul CA 91935
Have a great Thanksgiving!
1 Thess. 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
We would enjoy hearing from you! What are you giving thanks for this week? What has God been showing you lately?