27% of $5,000 goal
Christ is in our midst!
Greetings CSME Families and Friends,
As you know, planning is well under way for our second annual Winter Camp which already has twice as many campers and staff as winter of 2023. With this growth has come the challenge of needing additional scholarship funds for our campers.
I am asking our CSME families and friends to help us by making a contribution to our Winter Scholarship Fund so that none of our children will miss out on winter camp because of cost. This will also help us to keep our camper fees as low as possible. If we all pitch in even a little, it will go a long way.
One of my favorite quotes from St. Paisios relating to children impresses upon me how important it is to invest in our youth - “If young people would taste the grace of God just once, it would take a crane to pull them out of His Church.”
Our Orthodox youth programs, especially the unique experience of living in community together for a week at camp, really do provide precious opportunities for our children to nurture their faith and encounter God. Please help us with this most crucial ministry!
Through the intercessions of our Holy Mother and patron Mary of Egypt, may God's grace abound at camp and deepen the desire of our children to become firmly anchored in Him so that they may go forth into the world armed against the darkness with the light of Truth and shine so brilliantly that His Love would be revealed to all whom they encounter.
Thank you for your support and for your prayers!
Your servant in Christ,
Kh Kara Vollman
Camp St. Mary of Egypt