What a lovely evening for a camp meeting! Well, at least it was a meeting at a camp meeting . . .
The Malaga Camp Auxiliary was having their monthly meeting to discuss their many upcoming events as their camp season will be kicking off in just a few weeks! They usually meet in the guest house kitchen and dine in the meeting room, bringing a covered dish and feature a short inspirational speaker.
That’s where I came in – the short inspirational speaker.
Or, rather, an inspirational speaker speaking for a short period of time. So, I packed up a few hat boxes to the purpose.
I had suggested a little program with vintage hats talking about the many hats we wear in our gifts and callings – be it as mothers, fathers, parents, teachers, ministers – and, in the case of the many dedicated members of the Malaga Camp Auxiliary – all of the above!
A total of forty families live on the camp ground year round and have camp duties in stewarding the historic 143 year old camp meeting property – which includes looking after a total of 87 cottages . . .
And, some larger meeting facilities. The grounds are used year round for small retreats. A host of summer day camps built around Biblical themes for kids, plus special handicapped camps and adult camps keep things hopping at Malaga Camp no matter the season.
The auxiliary sponsors various fundraisers through the year to earn money for building and ground maintenance.
I just had to take a stroll before dinner to take in all the pinks that greeted me when I arrived! Our South Jersey azaleas are in bloom and vibrant in color!
All the fruit blossoms are out and another favorite of mine – the dogwood!
The carefree sound of children’s laughter drew me to watch some munchkins enjoying the safety of the playground.
The foliage kept my camera clicking and thinking what perfect pinks to share this Pink Saturday!
I was so blessed by the humble servant’s hearts of everyone I met and am looking forward to working with them closer this coming Founder’s Day when Malaga Camp Auxiliary will sponsor an historical exhibit detailing the impact of Christian churches and evangelism in Vineland – a fascinating subject, indeed. Stay tuned for upcoming posts in May and June on this and other aspects of my hometown history that have touched our world in global proportions!
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