Training Day Camps

        It is hard to believe that the first week of Day Camps is almost over but that is how it always goes- 46 weeks of planning and preparation, 6 weeks of Day Camps, and the start all over again!! These 6 weeks go by in a flash.
       Brenda, one of the three Training Team Leaders is already on a train heading back to Toronto, although she is not finished with Day Camps for this summer since, in two weeks time, she will be Coordinator for the Camp at the church where she leads children’s ministry. Promised Church held their Closing yesterday afternoon but the other two Camps will be holding Closing Services tomorrow and then the Teams will all head over to Isaiah 40 as we gathering to begin the Retreat.
       It has been a pretty intense week around here. The enemy has been hard at work attempting to undermine our plans but we have no intention of letting him triumph! Early in the week it was discovered that the young man we had expected to come from England was really not in a space where Travelling Team would have been a good fit, so that meant one less Team Member, AGH!  Then news came, Thursday, that one of the younger Team Members had failed one of his High School courses and needs to take Summer School, AGH!! again. For that problem his Mum and I have been trying to contact the school board as there is some hope of his being able to take the course on-line, we are praying this will work out and he will not have to leave the Teams.
       On a brighter note, Andrea, who led a Team last summer has been coerced into joining up for all but the last week (at which time she must attend a stage connected with her nursing program) plus there is a young girl who was a local helper this week and who has filled out an application and will be arriving with the form in hand to join us at the Retreat.
      Math is not my strong point but I think that puts us at 13 Team Members, an absolute bare minimum but enough for us to manage. There are two other boys who were also local helpers who might possibly join up as well so it seems as if we will be starting the Retreat in a complete state of flux.
       Each of the Training Day Camps had a good number of Campers, I think the largest group was at Two Mountains, North of Montreal, it amazes me to think that this handful of dedicated young people has already ministered to over 100 children. It is so true that the labourers are few but the harvest is waiting.
      And so my mind it now filled with a million details as we head into the Retreat Week. I so wish the Teams and all the locations were settled (there are still 2 slots to fill on the Church Schedule). One week from today the Teams will all have scattered across Canada and we will move into a mode where the phone never stops ringing and emails pile up faster than planes over Atlanta!
But for now I think we are all prepared to enter into the busiest and most intensive “Day Camps Week”  of the whole year!
  No post tomorrow, no news from the garden or sewing or knitting, but yes, a recipe!
This is the season for Wraps. I love filling homemade tortillas with all sorts of fillings and tonight is no exception so here is the recipe for: –
Pacific-style Chicken Wraps
  • 1 cup sliced bok choy
  • 2 cups thinly sliced cooked chicken, shredded
    1 carrot cut into long thin slices
  • 2 ripe peaches, diced
  • 1/3 cup peach jam
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ tsp. hot sauce
  • Eight flour tortillas
Combine the chicken bok choy, carrot and peaches in a bowl. In a small bowl mix together all the other ingredients. Drizzle the sauce over the chicken and vegetables and toss gently.Place a portion of salad along one edge of each tortilla, leaving a 1-½ -inch margin on both sides. Tuck the sides in to enclose the filling and then wrap the tortillas firmly but gently. Cut in half, diagonally, serve immediately.

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