One of the camp organizers, Steve Vanwhye, youth pastor from Second Reformed Church in Fulton, was excited by the support this camp received in its first year. Members of First United Methodist Church, Second Reformed Church, Gateway Fellowship Church and Open Bible Church joined together to make this project happen, something Vanwhye said had been the goal the entire time.
“We wanted to unite the church and mobilize it out in the community,” Vanwhye said.
Homeowner Schjelderup had been excited to have youth at her house this week. Due to health issues, she has been unable to keep up on painting her house and was recently visited by Hearts and Hands to get roof repairs.
“I truly am appreciative of what they’re doing for me,” Schjelderup said.
Most days, she has joined the crew at lunch time and interacted with them. She has really liked bonding with the youth, who she said has been putting in a lot of work.
“I enjoy meting and visiting with them,” Schjelderup said. “They’re a great group of kids.”
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