Summer Employment

09 Jun

Phase “next” in my journey has opened up. Oh how I love (misguidedly) to try figure out what God is doing with me! I really don’t know, but I am called to trust and travel the journey opened up for me.

So now I will be the camp chaplain at MooreCroft Camp starting June 15th. See for a bit of an idea of what the camp is about. The pictures do not give you the full sense of the place. You have to come see!  The buildings are authentic heritage camp habitations! The natural setting is amazing, with a sheltered-from-the ocean bay so the campers can swim and kayak, and some not so far away Islands for the more skilled to venture out to and explore. From the shoreline I could hear sea-lions barking the first time I visited! The pond has beavers! Deer are abundant… and so on. I’ll insert a few pictures I took here and then continue the post:

(if you click on the picture you get a bigger version)

My role is, as far as I understand at this time, to be a spiritual support for campers and staff, to provide morning devotionals that mesh with the theme of the particular camp edition happening that week. Beyond that I don’t know exactly how the position has traction yet, but I’m eager to learn and connect with the obviously energetic and eager and enthusiastic staff.

I’ll be living in the camp, in a house on the property. I’ll eat there as well. Handy! Sunday afternoon, when I went to meet the board there, a youth group was cooking steak, and gave me one! It was simply meat flavoured butter with some spices! Awesome.

The position runs to the end of August. Beyond then I’m hoping for something to have worked out from all the networking I did with churches who do not have a pastor. My aim is to get some kind of interim position. Of course, God may have other plans! I just cast my bread on the waters that make sense to me, and somehow, as in both last positions, God provides something out of the perifery to employ me in Kindgom work and grow me at the same time.



4 responses to “Summer Employment

  1. murray mcvay

    June 11, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Awesome Pastor Pete !!!

    I will give you a call soon, mabey I can come for a visit


    Donna and Murray

  2. pastorpete

    June 13, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    It would be great if you could visit Murray!
    I need to check into how that works in terms of permissions etc, but I’d already asked about my kids visiting and that would work. But I’ll check the specifics!
    Just on another note, I’m preaching the first two Sunday’s of July at my home church, and I’d love to show you (and Donna) that if that could work.

  3. murray mcvay

    June 15, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Hi, Pastor Pete
    Where is that church locatyed?



    • pastorpete

      June 15, 2009 at 10:43 pm

      It’s Christ Community Church on Bowen Rd in Nanaimo


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