Trish, Chalsee, and The Burys have been attending New Life Church in Marinette for the past several years. One of their goals has been to connect and build relationships in the Marinette area since many of our campers live in that community. Attending New Life Church has been part of a big part of making relationships and connections in the Marinette area. Furthermore, this church community has been a big part of these missionaries’ spiritual growth and connection.
They all volunteer in different areas within the church. Trish has been involved with the children’s program at New Life in Marinette for the past couple of years. Besides Trish loving kids, this has given her opportunities to build relationships with families and other church leaders. This has helped more people see what the team at Camp Daniel already knows about Trish; she is a leader.
Just recently, some of the leaders from New Life Church approached Trish about leading a small group at New Life Assisted Living Center (not affiliated with the church) in Crivitz that requested a bible study be started with their residents. Knowing Trish lives and works in disability ministry at Camp Daniel, she was the first person they considered to have lead this group. Trish was excited and honored to be approached. Having Trish lead this group fits well with the ministry of Camp Daniel. The elderly population is often overlooked and devalued, similar to those with intellectual disabilities that we serve at camp.
This is a good connection in the Crivitz community and with New Life Church. We hope to see New Life Church continue to reach out to our missionaries for any assistance they may need reaching the needs of people with disabilities. In turn, we look forward to our deepening relationship with New Life Church as more of its members continue to get involved with volunteer opportunities through camp work days and summer camp.
Here’s a picture of one of the meeting rooms at New Life Assisted Living Center.
We are glad to see Trish seek opportunities to grow her leadership and relationship skills. We are excited to see what relationships form and lives that are touched by the group Trish leads.