From the Camp Director,
September has been a busy month with retreat groups and a field trip with Warren Central Elementary School. We really appreciate all the volunteers that have come and helped us through this month. It's great to have some supporting church ministers who can come and help facilitate activites when we need them. We really appreciate Jason Schimke, Jesse Zeigler & Kurt Flora for helping out.
I wanted to give a little finance update: Our budget for 2019 is $589,835.00. In order to reach that budget we rely on our churches, retreats, summer camp registration, and individual donations. Our projected income for Churches for 2019 was $200,000. We have received, as of October 1st, $152,748. Projected income for summer camp registration was $280,000, received $284,120. Projected income for off season rental groups & retreats was $70,000 and received so far $47,300. Projected income for individual donors was $70,000 and we have received $34,303. We had projected $30,000 in other types of income. With the committments we have received from our churches we believe we will be close to the $200,000 projected income. Where we need help is with individual donors.
We are grateful to the Lord for the way He has provided for Hanging Rock. God is so faithful, and the aspect of giving is one of the most puzzling to the world around us. As there are only a few months to the end of the year, we are starting to work on the budget for next year. We are about $35,697 behind in individual projected donations in order to meet the current budget. Church donations are up about $4,000 from last year, Praise the Lord. We really could use more individuals making a monthly contribution, of any size, to help Hanging Rock with the general fund. If you would like to start giving on a monthly basis you can either do so by giving online on the website or by mailing a check to the camp.
Please know that we do not take for granted either your prayers OR your giving!
II Corinthians 9:7 in the Amplified Version says this; “Let each one give [thoughtfully and with purpose] just as he has decided in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver [and delights in the one whose heart is in his gift]."
Once again, on behalf of the Camp, thank you for giving and I encourage you to continue to prove God this next year, lets band together for the cause of Christ!
Gary Baker, Executive Director
Hanging Rock Christian Camp