I have began my second week of no driving the school bus. Have I missed it? Not yet. I have been busy. I spent the very first week working at Youth Camp at Baptist Hill near Mt. Vernon, MO serving as a camp cook.
I really don’t think that camp cook is a proper title for me. I have put food in the convection oven, prepared chicken for the oven, bacon for the oven, eggs for the scrambling – 47 and one half dozen as a matter of fact – that is Jerry W. and myself cracked that many eggs. We also added lemon juice to keep them from turning green, milk to make them fluffier, and also salt and pepper to season them. The eggs were for breakfast Wednesday morning.
We were feeding about 175 youth and workers. There were 9 youth who called on the name of the Lord for salvation; 11 other decisions and one who decided they needed to follow the Lord in Baptism.
My schedule while I was at camp went a little like this. I was up at 3 a.m., at the cafeteria by 4 a.m. making coffee for the workers coming soon; and when the head cook [Jerry] arrived we visited a while, drank coffee, then started prepping breakfast. One morning following breakfast I did go to my room and took a nap. It was quite restful; and one afternoon I went and rested for a while. Each night I was in bed by 9 p.m. Tired, tired, tired; ready for bed and sleep.
The second week; it is hot, hot, hot. I prefer hot to cold though. This morning I went out and hoed around our potatoes. Even at 7 a.m. it was still pretty warm out. I have more taters to work.
I am thankful for the strength which my Lord and God Jesus Christ has given me. Thank YOU Lord.
Tim A. Blankenship