Well Pine Cove Ridge families, you made it to camp! And let me just say, we’re sure glad you did! My name is Pat “Michelangelo” Preston and I am the camp director here at the Ridge, and Senior Director of Ministries for our CTX Region. Our team is humbled and excited to welcome you here and so grateful your camper is a part of this week. As a staff, we are eager to see how the Lord uses this place as a vessel to transform the lives of campers, while having the absolute best time throughout this week.

I’m sure you’d agree it’s been a whirlwind beginning 2020, to say the least. Tons of unknowns, lots of waiting, and incredible uncertainty in our cities, states, nation, and the world. But as Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:57, “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Whether we feel like it or not, the truth still stands regarding Jesus, “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together,” – Colossians 1:17. So, I just want to say thank you! Thank you so much for sending your camper to Pine Cove Ridge and letting them be a part of camp this summer. We have been fervently praying for each moment and for all the campers that step on this ground, that they would see the Lord in every smile, skit, theme night, meal time, and worship during club. We have been preparing diligently through different policies and procedures to provide an incredibly fun, spirit led, and safe environment during their time here. And, more than anything we have submitted all of it to the Lord, and are trusting in His work and His will to be accomplished. We are humbled and grateful that you have let us be a part of your family.

This summer’s theme is “WORD”. We will be reading through the whole book of Psalm 119 and digging into the impact of God’s word in our lives. Over the next few days your camper will be looking at how to WALK in, DELIGHT in, TRUST in, STAND in, and LIVE out the Word of God. We hope to teach and remind campers to see and savor these amazing truths about Jesus, the WORD became flesh.

My family, as well as our incredible staff are looking forward to serving your camper this summer. Our hope and desire is that your camper will have the best week of their entire year as they get to experience seriously fun activities, see hilarious skits, interact with phenomenal staff, and learn more about our glorious Savior. We know and trust that the Lord has a great purpose for your camper, the Ridge, and even you this summer, and we’re overwhelmingly eager to live out His purpose for His glory!

Pat “Michelangelo” Preston