What’s New with Kenny and Jennifer?
This past year has been a challenging and difficult year for most of humanity. From pandemics to unrest in the streets, we are all pleased to put 2020 behind us. In such trying times as these, it becomes ever more important to point people toward the light in a darkening world, to point them toward Jesus. Jennifer and I remain fully and joyfully committed to the ministry that God has called us to at Mountaintop Retreat. As of the first of this year, I started my tenure as Camp Director of Mountaintop Retreat and we are very much looking forward to the amazing things that God has in store for us and the future of the camp. Please, pray for us as we adjust into this new role.
After nearly 30 years of faithful service to the Lord at Mountaintop Retreat, my predecessor, Steven Reeve is retiring from camp and moving on to new ministry. The amount of time, effort, prayer, sweat, and tears that Steve sacrificed for this camp is immeasurable but God has seen every faithful moment. Steve has been, and will continue to be, my dear friend and valued mentor. He has a vast wealth of knowledge with a bottomless well of faith that can never be replaced. I will continue to hold his motto as my own; “we just need to trust the Lord.” Thank you, Steve!
This past year was slow and unpredictable at camp. We had about half of our scheduled groups postpone until next year and the groups that proceeded as normal had significantly decreased numbers. This not only results in significantly lower revenue for the camp’s operating expenses but, more importantly, means less people get to hear the Gospel. This year, we found a couple ways to help share Jesus with people through camp despite the lockdowns. First, in June we hosted Digital Camp on YouTube and Facebook. During these three Digital Camp sessions, the viewer gets to see what it is like to ride the water slide, play camp games, cook in the camp kitchen, worship in the chapel, listen to a challenging speaker, and even hear testimonies around the fire. To check it out, find Mountaintop Retreat on YouTube! Also available on YouTube is our 3rd Annual Christmas Concert, where we were able to share the joy of Jesus’ birth with the more than one hundred people in attendance, as well as hundreds more online. Praise God for opening windows where doors are closed!
In other important camp news, our beloved camp cook Cara and her family have been called to an exciting new ministry, and their eldest to Bible college, in beautiful Kentucky! We know that God will continue to do amazing things through their wonderful family and they will be dearly missed here at Mountaintop Retreat. This means that we need a camp cook! Cara graciously agreed to stay on this summer and train the new cook, so minimal camp cooking experience is needed. We are looking for someone who loves the Lord, loves to cook, and loves to serve our youth! If this is you, contact me at email@example.com.
This past Thanksgiving, we were blessed to have the Conners, Blankmeyers, Eastons, Mauks, Pechecos, and Walshes join us in the chapel at camp for a beautiful meal, wonderful fellowship, and even football on the big screen. We really do love having visitors! Come spend a week with us in our little mountain town, check out from civilization for a rustic mountain vacation and enjoy the natural beauty of God’s creation on the Western slope of the Colorado Rockies.
If you want to hear more about what is happening at camp and keep abreast on all the goings on of our family, please check out my podcast, Missionary on the Mountain, anywhere you listen to podcasts, including YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, and more.
Thank you to all of you who support our family monthly and with generous one-time gifts. Your kindness and generosity allowed us to adjust our normal summer camp schedule and still reach well over a thousand people with the Gospel during this unprecedented year! Thank you for your continued prayers and gifts. You can support our family and ministry directly at https://infaith.org/kenny-jennifer-easton, or you can send support to Mountaintop Retreat, memo Director Support. If you are receiving this letter, then I am praying for you, daily. Send us a message or drop us a line so that we can catch up and pray for you more specifically. God bless you and your families in 2021!