Saturday, August 29, 2015

New Retreat! Men and Boys Retreat at Camp Li-Lo-Li October 23-24, 2015

Retreat to the beautiful valley at Camp Li-Lo-Li to enjoy a few days of adventure and renewal. We will enjoy great preaching, connect with the men and boys, and grow as godly men.

Experience a couple of days connecting with God while enjoying breathtaking views, talking with friends, hanging out in the store, and zip-lining down the valley. It is hard to imagine a better
weekend!

Register at www.liloli.org

The Details

Dates:
October 23-24, 2015 (late afternoon Friday through diner on Saturday night)

Guest Speaker: Mike Moody
Mike Moody is from Randolph County, NC. He and his wife Jennifer have been married 26 years and are blessed with seven children ranging from a married 23 year old to 8 year old twins. After Mike and Jennifer were married, Mike became very involved in the local assembly and eventually in several area assemblies. In 2000, Mike was commended unto the grace of God for full-time itinerant ministry. 

In addition to presently traveling along the east coast, he formerly was able to help at a Christian School for 7 years and was involved with a local radio ministry for 18 years. They are presently in fellowship at Sedge Garden Chapel in N.C. 



Cost:
$45 adults (18 and older)
$28 youth (17 and younger)

What’s included:
Dinner on Friday & breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday
Great Bible teaching, games, laughs
Zip-line and other camp activities

What to bring:
Bible
Warm sleeping bag or other bedding
Pillow
Towels
Toiletries
Camera
Flashlight
Casual clothes & shoes for informal services and recreation

Register online at liloli.org

Update on Family Camp Weekend at Camp Li-Lo-Li

We are looking forward to a great time of ministry and fellowship during our Family Camp that happens over the Labor Day weekend. We have a full camp and are excited about what the Lord will be doing in us and through us.

Several years ago we invited Scott DeGroff to be our speaker and have been looking forward with anticipation to his ministry. Many of you know that Scott has been struggling with health issues since the beginning of this year and has had to scale back his public ministry due to these ongoing challenges with his health. In spite of these problems, he was quite hopeful that he would still be able to come to Li-Lo-Li for this upcoming weekend, but on August 16 finally had to make the decision that he could not come. Please pray for Scott and his family as they seek answers to his health issues. We do pray for Scott's healing and for the Lord's leading and strengthening during these difficult days. Lord willing, Scott will minister at Family Camp Weekend 2017.

The Lord has very wonderfully provided our brother Jabe Nicholson to be available to minister the Word for us this weekend. It is a beautiful thing to see how the Lord takes care of these details - we are very thankful for His provision. The topic Jabe plans to take up
is "Four Keys to living Christ in your community" Challenging and practical! Please be in prayer for Jabe as he prepares these messages for the adults and teens. Pray also for Ian Nieboer and Olivia Lehmann as they prepare for the kids meetings. We have a very large number of children attending this year!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Reminder: Rifle Instructor Training at Camp Li-Lo-Li this fall!


Safety at camp is vitally important, especially in our activity areas. All of our rifle range instructors must be formally trained and certified before they can lead others. We have a core group of trained instructors now but always need more!

Some have been asking about the plans for a rifle instructor training course at camp this year. There have been some changes in the regulations, which affect who can be trained. Please read the note below from Dan Lee, our Rifle Range Manager. 

If you do have an interest in the training and a desire to serve at camp, please read the notes below and then contact us at terry@liloli.org or danblee2010@yahoo.com

I have been going back and forth with the National Rifle Assoc. for a couple of months now trying to get info. on who is ok to take the Rifle Instructors course so we would have enough people to open and run the rifle range at Camp. After talking to a person last week I still was not satisfied with the answers I got. I finally got hold of some one and got everything straightened out in my own mind. It is not good!

I found out that right now we CAN NOT certify anyone from Canada. Per the United States State Dept. in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations the NRA CAN NOT Train any person from a foreign country. (i.e.; Canada). If you were a certified instructor in the past they CAN NOT renew your certification. There is nothing we can do for our Canadian friends who wanted to do this and the NRA has no Canadian affiliate to work with at this time. 
        
I would still like to see if we could have a Course taught at Camp in the Fall, so if you hear of any one who is interested, please have them contact me.   Any Questions or comment please call or e-mail.

God is Good,
Dan Lee

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Registration is now open for the Ladies Fall Retreat at Camp Li-Lo-Li

Save the Date and make plans to attend the Ladies Annual Fall Retreat at Camp Li-Lo-Li!

The Fall Ladies Retreat begins in just over a month! If you have not registered yet, don't delay! This is going to be a great weekend of fun, fellowship and ministry from God's Word! The retreat will begin Friday evening, September 25 and all day Saturday September 26. Check in and final registration begins at 6.30 pm at camp on Friday evening.

Our speaker this year is Mary Gianotti from Rochester NY.
Mary has been involved in full time Christian ministry for over thirty years primarily in teaching and discipling women. The theme is "He is Enough: Growing My Faith in God's Faithfulness" What a great topic to explore together!



Registration is open at 
http://liloli.org/events/2015-ladies-fall-retreat 

For more information or a paper registration form, contact Amy Larter at 585-426-1379 or arlarter@aol.com

Pre-Teen Camps were a blast!

Three weeks of Pre-Teen camp are over and what an incredible time we had!

Here are a few pictures of our activities:

Pre-Teen 1 was directed by Arthur Manning who also shared the speaking ministry with his assistant camp director, Stephen March.  They took up a number of stories from the book of Acts, including the pictures below that dramatically portrayed the first martyr, Stephen.










Pre-Teen 2 took up the theme Set Free in Christ, Colin Ritchie directed this year for the first time and did a fantastic job! Colin has been a camper, a counselor and now a director settled in as though he had done it for years. Grant Saxton was our speaker and also assisted Colin with many of the day to day activities.

Week 1 had plenty of rain and thunderstorms, but the weather was perfect during Pre-Teen 2. Below is a typical day of kids enjoying the lake on canoes, paddleboats, kayaks and rafts!



Gary Foster brought his experienced team back for Pre-Teen 3! Rich Greer was the assistant camp director (and Jonah) and Nate Thomas was our speaker, puppeteer and banjo player! This year the focus was the life of Jonah and his message of repentance to the Ninevites! It even included some almost life-size whale bones!

Throughout the week, we also enjoyed the informative geography and archaeology lessons from the renowned Professor Raaaasssp-Berrry (Ian Nieboer)

Heidi talking about her call to missions
During the morning chapel each day, Nate Thomas shared the story of missionary Ethel Bell and her children Mary and Robert from the book "In Peril of the Sea". The campers were captivated by the true story. During the week was also had two visits by missionaries: Dave and Ruth Harvey have been serving the Lord in the Philippines since the late sixties and Heidi Koppen is just about to head to Dublin, Ireland as a missionary to be involved in a new youth ministry outreach. It was great for the kids to see missionaries are just regular people that the Lord has called to full time work!

We have been so pleased to see the many young people who have made professions of faith this year and for the many who have been baptized at camp during the past few weeks.

Please continue to pray for the remaining weeks of Teen camp, Summer Round Up and then Family Camp Weekend!


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Camp Li-Lo-Li Family Camp Well Underway!

Our summer season is off to a great start with the beginning of Family Camp! It is great to see old friends and many new ones at Family Camp this year. This year is the 30th anniversary of the start of our Family Camp week and a great time for us to reflect again on the faithfulness of God.
Our speakers this year are Thomas Wheeler from the Houston area and Randy Hoffman from Heidelberg in Ontario Canada. Great ministries from God's Word, with to challenge and encourage us!
Of course there are also many great activities at camp including our annual fishing derby as well as horse riding for the whole family! Pray that this will be the start of a great summer where the gospel is preached, souls are saved and we grow in our faith.

Pray that the Lord's name will be glorified and that we will experience His great blessing this summer!


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Randolph Arts and Crafts Festival was a great day for Camp Li-Lo-Li

We again joined the community of Randolph for their annual Arts and Crafts Festival. There were over 100 exhibitors for the day, most of them from the local area. This is a great turnout for a town of only about 1400 people!

We set up our tent and were again placed next door to our friends at Faith Bible Chapel, of Randolph. It is always good to be with fellow believers. Many of their church kids are our campers in the summer so it was good to catch up with campers and their parents who are looking forward to spending part of their summer with us again.

We also had some great conversations with people as far away as Jamestown, Frewsberg and Dunkirk who did not know about camp. We gave away a lot of camp brochures as well as Bible tracts and gospel CDs

Some Great Helpers! 

We were so happy to have some extra helpers with us at the festival. The hay wagon rides have been particularly popular part of our festival involvement. This year we took our portable loudspeaker and were able to make the announcements ourselves up and down the street! Thanks to Joel Bodder for being our announcer and to Issac, Lydia and Rachel for accompanying him on his walking announcements



Andy Bennett and Amy Palmer

Andy Bennett came all the way from Rochester for the day to drive our hay wagon. Amy Palmer came to help manage the loading and unloading of the wagon and accompany the groups on their route. Isaac Bodder helped with directing traffic and keeping everyone safe, while Rachel and Lydia took a few rides on the wagon to make sure everyone stayed seated and enjoyed the ride safely.

During the day John and Mary Cole took a break from their packing in preparation for their soon move to North Carolina. John and Mary have helped faithfully with this event for the past four or five years!

Hay Rides!

There were great opportunities to talk along the way and many stopped to get more information when the rides were done. Some knew us by name but had never visited and some of our greatest advertising was from kids on the hay ride who were current campers!

 It is good to be a part of the community of Randolph. We pray that the many conversations we had on Saturday will result in some campers coming under the sound of the gospel!

 Thanks again to Shirley, Doris, Andy, Amy, Isaac, Lydia, Rachel and Joel!