PINK, YES! It has been confirmed that we are having a little GIRL, this July (approximate day is the 28th). We are so excited about this news; we had to share it first! It’s just going to be so much fun to collect a different color palette of clothing, and experience all that it means to have a daughter!
In other news, Josh is officially walking without crutches, Praise God. Every week he progresses proficiently with his physical therapy, and hopes to be signed off to ride his bike to work on his birthday. So, hopefully, Lord willing, there is a picture of Josh happily riding his bike into the sunset. Continue to pray that his knee heals strong, and when pain does set in, he has the strength and wisdom he needs to handle it properly.
Silas turned four this month. We celebrated with a stroll around camp with balloons and streamers. He continually asked if “it was still [his] birthday?” We ended up spending some gift card money at the camp store. He bought two plastic anacondas and one lizard and gave two of them to his neighbors, Roman and Zachary. Whatta kid. We love watching him grow up; it’s a great privilege to catalog these little memories that slowly but steadily build him up into the man he will soon become! Pictured right, Silas and Josh earn some funds for recycling. Pictured left, Silas partaking in his favorite pastime.
The twins (27 months) are chattering like crazy. I have to record the sweet sound of toddler babble, it’s just the cutest. Caleb often sings remnants of “Jesus loves me”; straight out of the blue, like God has already written it on his heart to remember. They have overcome some sniffles and coughs this month, but no huge sicknesses like last year, Praise God. They love getting their hands dirty in mud, splashing in water, or going down the giant slide at camp… by themselves!! (Caleb pictured on the left-side)
Camp update: We had the privilege of hosting a lead meeting at our house at the end of the month. We had about 40 people hanging in our living room and front porch. It was pretty chaotic with the littles finding dead lizards under the porch, but still a fun time for everyone! In March we host a ton of field trips for the public schools surrounding San Diego. We also book big weekend groups for cub and girl scout camping.
As we continue to stand for our beliefs as a Christian kid’s camp, we have seen some big groups cancel. Pray with us as we remember God’s principles are more important than the approval of man. For we know, and stand with our director as he has been given a verse to stand on during these difficult managerial times-
2. Chronicles 15:2 “The Lord is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.”
This month we also celebrated Susan’s 13th anniversary working as our Weekend Registrar (Pictured bottom left corner of photo). She is truly an incredible part of the IHC team, making sure the weekends are booked and the people who come on site are ready for a great time. Thanks Susan for all your hard work for the IHC cause—to reach more and more kids with the Gospel!
April begins with Gold Rush days where 4th graders come to camp to live out some history for an unforgettable learning experience. Pray these young students, upon reaching our campground, would sense the safety and security of the Holy Spirit. That God would touch them on our property to remember He is the creator of the whole world! And that He is outside of time, but perfectly woven through all of earth’s history to save and heal all of mankind through the work of Jesus on the cross!
We pray your Easter season brings new revelation of all Jesus has done for you and is doing for you.
Thank you for the continued prayer and support and love. We sure do feel it!
The Rasmussen Clan (Josh, Alicia, Silas, Caleb, Owen, +Girl!)
Reach out @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more @ http://www.therasmussenclan.wordpress.com