Can you partner with us
for Summer Ministry 2020?
Dear FVCA Family,
We are so grateful for your faithful support both financially and in prayer! We continue to praise God for each of you as we see your gifts coming in to support the ministry of FVCA, and we are very grateful for all of you who are consistently praying for us. I hope that you and your family are safe and well – I know this is a challenging time for all of us as we work through the impacts of Covid-19.
This has been a very stressful season for many of the families that we serve. Imagine the added challenges right now for larger families living in smaller homes or apartments. Add to that the financial stress of jobs that have been lost or “interrupted,” and all of the kids have been stuck at home for weeks, which is stressful for the kids and parents. Imagine how much more stressful that will be another month from now.
For 43 years, FVCA has provided summer camp and school year opportunities for some of our most vulnerable youth in the Fox Valley. Each summer FVCA provides a free overnight camp experience or extended leadership program for 700-800 children and teens from local, under-resourced communities. All of us have experienced many challenges this spring and we know that this summer will be an incredibly important ministry opportunity. Because we are always committed to the health and safety of our kids, we made the difficult decision of modifying our summer ministry outreach. We developed 2 exciting alternatives in it’s place!
Our 2 main summer initiatives for 2020 are Family Retreats and FVCA Summer Camp Packs! During a family retreat, families from low-income communities will be treated to a 2-day/1-night stay in a private cabin. They will be provided meals and get the experience of canoeing, family games, crafts, and a campfire alongside their family retreat host. Our second initiative will package up a lot of the fun that summer camp offers and deliver it directly to the kids – a new sleeping bag, crafts, a backpack, flashlight, a Bible, and more – and activities to go with it!
FVCA is able to provide both of these great summer experiences at no-cost to our families thanks to your generous giving! If you have not yet made a gift to our summer ministry campaign would you prayerfully consider doing so today?
Thank you for your faithful partnership in ministry!