Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Update on Cabin 13 and 14 at Camp Li-Lo-Li

Work continues on the remodel of Cabin 13-14. So much has happened since our last blog post! This double cabin has been re-framed, and now has a new metal roof, new fascia and soffit.

The new porch was added to bring it into line with the other new cabins and concrete pad was installed out front. I can already picture campers enjoying their early morning devotions on this porch!
The doors and windows are in and now work has begun on the interior. The electrical has been installed and inspected and the ceiling has been installed.

This past weekend the youth group from Northgate Bible Chapel pulled up the old floor to gain access to the crawl space and to prep for the new floor that will eventually go in.

Thanks to all who have worked so hard on this project. It is going to be a great addition to the camp!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Work begins on the Boys Cabins at Camp Li-Lo-Li

Now that work is mostly completed in the Girls area cabins we have started work on the Boys area. The first step is taking all of the old cabins out to make way for the new.

Thanks to Tom Dahlquist and Elmar Industries, we had the use of their massive forklift. This is a 28,000 pound forklift and we estimated each cabin weighed around 10,000 pounds!

The forklift was moved into position, raised on the forks and then began the long journey up to the workshop where they will be re-purposed for storage of extra lumber, plumbing supplies and other camp materials.

Thank you to Tom Dahlquist and AJ McIntee who worked late into the night to get these cabins out. Thanks also to Jon Palmer for bringing this equipment down to camp and for Stacy Bodder for his work in the planning and supervision of this new project at camp.

All of the cabins with exception of Cabin 21 are now moved and work is expected to start on the foundations within the next few weeks. We are so grateful for the Lord for His provision of the funds for this project. We have enough to complete the foundations and exteriors and we look to Him for the remaining funds to bring these cabin up to the same interior standard as the girls area.

Men and Boys Retreat at Camp Li-Lo-Li

Our most recent group at camp was our Men and Boys Retreat. Our numbers were low but we had a great time of fellowship and activities. We also enjoyed the ministry of our speaker Mike Moody from North Carolina,

 We started with dinner in the Lodge on Friday night and then hiked up to Fort Seneca for our first meeting around our campfire. Our theme was Living the Life God wants you to Live: Lessons from the Life of Joseph. Following our meeting we had a time of discussion and then cooked hot dogs over our campfire before hiking back to the Lodge. What a great start to a great retreat!

 The next day began with a beautiful sunrise and hearty breakfast. Mike Moody continued his messages focusing on Joseph the son in his fathers house, Joseph the servant in Potiphars house, Joseph the slave in prison and Joseph the savior in the palace. Many wonderful thoughts as we compared the life of Joseph to our Lord Jesus Christ. Also very many practical lessons for Christian Living.

 We were so thankful to those who served us that weekend. Vivian Marwick, Geri Downs and Shirley Wilson in the kitchen along with Shirley and Doris Stanfield in the dining room . The meals were great!

 We were also able to squeeze in some fun activities as well with another hike through the woods, followed by paint ball sling shots up at the now closed rifle range!

Thanks to all those who joined us and made this a great weekend!

Northgate Bible Chapel Retreat at Camp Li-Lo-Li

The past few weeks have been busy but fun as we hosted a number of groups at camp.

Northgate Bible Chapel joined us for their annual chapel retreat and experienced a variety of weather but the fellowship was warm! It was cold outside but they enjoyed a number of fun activities inside and out. We were grateful also to many who helped with some winter projects like replacing the screens in the chapel and Lodge with our winter storm windows as well as getting the canoes up onto the trailers.

The speaker for the retreat was Brian Cretney from Brockview Chapel and his topic was the Pursuit of Excellence for the Local Church. It was encouraging and challenging. You can visit the Northgate Chapel website to download or listen to the messages.

But the greatest surprise of the weekend was the 4" of snow we received! The forecast called for a wintery mix but this was just snow! It was beautiful but by the following day there was no evidence that the snow had even fallen!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Coming Up Next: Living the Life God Planned for You - Men and Boys Retreat

In just over two weeks our Men and Boys Retreat begins at Camp Li-Lo-Li! Our theme for the weekend is Living the Life God Planned for You! This is a study on some of the incidents in the life of Joseph and our speaker is Mike Moody from North Carolina. Mike was commended to the Lord's work in 2000 and travels and teaches extensively along the East coast. He has also been involved in teaching at a Christian school as well as radio ministry.

Registration will begin at 5.00 pm on Friday October 23 and the retreat will end after dinner on Saturday October 24, 2015. This will be a great time of fun, fellowship and challenging Bible study!

We hope to see you there! 

Register online at http://www.liloli.org/events/men-and-boys-wilderness-retreat

or click on the link below to download a paper registration to mail or fax

Friday, September 25, 2015

Some Recent Conversations with Camp Li-Lo-Li!

A great number of our posts keep you up to date on projects and activities that happen at camp, but we want to never forget that our ministry is not just about buildings but about people! Our camp tagline is Changed Lives through Jesus Christ but we don’t always see the changes here at camp. Here are a couple of recent comments we were thrilled to receive from former and current campers.

Eternity will one day reveal the full impact that camp had on the lives of so many. We pray that the Lord will continue to work in the lives of those who surrender their will to Him and receive the free gift of salvation! We praise the Lord as these friends do! Pray for the campers who have passed through our ministry over the last few years. Many of them made professions of faith, while others heard the gospel and did not accept Christ as their Savior here. It would be wonderful to hear the stories and testimonies of those that heard the gospel here and put their faith in Christ later.
Many of us who spend time at camp are amazed at the constant beauty of the day and of the seasons in the place the Lord has provided for us. But one day there will be a new home for us all and we will see our Savior face to face in a place more beautiful than Camp Li-Lo-Li or any other earthly place. 

 We read in Revelation of the wonder that awaits us, "And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever." Revelation 22: 1-5  

So Much Going On at Camp Li-Lo-Li!

Our last post shared the recent tear off of the roof from Cabin 13 and 14. This is the last remaining cabin in the girls area before we turn our attention to the boys cabins. A number of men from Lakewood Baptist Church volunteered to take the roof off and we were so grateful for their service to camp and to the Lord.

Last weekend we had another group from Delevan arrive to remove the siding and begin  framing the cabin for its new layout. The Christian Youth Corps have been assisting ministries and other organizations and training young men and women at the same time. We were grateful for their enthusiasm and willing spirit. It was a wet, rainy day but they kept smiling even through the rain!

Cliff Jones returned this week with a crew to work on framing, sheathing with plywood and setting roof trusses. Their experience and skill is apparent and we are so grateful for their heart for this ministry. It is an amazing transformation is a very short space of time and we are excited to see the progress. I am sure that those who have stayed in the old cabins this summer will be pleased to see the result as they return for Family Camp and Summer camp next year!