Aug 15 – sew at The Material Girl Quilt store in Windsor 1-5 pm
Aug. 17 – sew at Mt Gilead dining hall 1-5 pm
Aug 24 – sew at The Material Girl Quilt store in Windsor 1-5 pm
Sept. 10 – sew at Mt. Gilead dining hall – 1-5 pm
Sept 17 – sew at Mt Gilead dining hall – 1-5 pm
In addition to those dates we are also meeting on an ongoing basis every Thursday from 1-5 at The Material Girl in Windsor. It is just drop in and sew if you are available.
In the spring of 2006 I sat down in the snake pit behind the program office (Mt. Gilead’s copy and supply room, once actually used to house snakes). Weeks before we had decided the summer theme: a wild west retelling of the parable of the sower from the 13th chapter of Matthew’s gospel. I had worked the previous year with program intern Joe Sell to write the theme skit for Gumshoe Gilead. We had a blast putting it together then but now he had moved on and I’d be doing it on my own. I remember sitting down with a stack of blank copier paper infront of me, ready to write before it occurred to me to stop and pray (why isn’t this always our first instinct?). I asked the Lord to help me teach his Word. Not just a fun story and skit for the campers to enjoy, but something that would teach what faith looks like. Souls in need were on their way to summer camp and I wanted everything, including the theme skit, to point to the savior, the Lamb of God. I started writing and what came out was “Gilwood”, our summer story.
That’s me. There in the blue. I can’t imagine having been a counselor at Mt. Gilead for the summer without getting to live life with these girls while I was there! Coming to Mt. Gilead was a completely new experience for me. I had always lived in South Carolina, and I had never been to California. I didn’t even know anyone at camp when I came! But that quickly changed.