Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dining Hall Updates

We just want to take a moment and thank you all for your prayers. Here is the latest information we have on the dining hall damage and our next steps during this transition period. Please pray that we would know the best options for reconstruction of the dining hall, as this is an old building (built in the 1940's) and it might not be up to current building codes. We are still waiting to hear back from our insurance claims adjuster, as to what the insurance will cover, but we anticipate that the insurance will not cover all that is needed. We will not be able to use the dining hall for serving or meals during construction, so we are looking to rent a large tent to cover the outside patio for additional meal seating, and trying to come up with creative ideas for feeding our guests. Please continue to pray for wisdom to see the opportunities God has put before us.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Damage Updates

As we go through the process of getting the camp back into shape after the recent storm, we want to keep you all informed of the progress. At this point the Dining Hall is our priority. The tree was removed from the roof on Thursday, and the hole is being temporarily covered in anticipation of the next storm this weekend. We are working hard to minimize the impact of the repairs on our upcoming guest groups in December and January. Praise God we have insurance on these buildings, but we will need funds for things not covered by the insurance (we will have more information on these needs soon). The fire damage to Hilltop #2 was extensive enough that the cabin will need to be completely rebuilt, our goal is to have it completed before summer. We have put together a short PowerPoint slide presentation for any churches who would like to share more information with their congregations. If you are interested in getting a copy of this presentation, please contact our Associate Director at Guy@prescottpines.org.

Prayer Requests

* Please pray that the decisions of our insurance company are positive, and allow us to complete the work needed.

* Please pray for wisdom for our staff as we continue to strive to meet our guests needs.

* Please pray for wisdom to see the opportunities in God's plan.


* No one was hurt in the storm and clean-up process, pray that there are no injuries as we continue.

* The staff homes sustained no damage in the storm

* Power was restored to the camp after 67 hours (3.5 days). (A cheer was heard around the camp)

* The responses we have received from churches, other camps, and friends of the camp, have been very positive. It is amazing the way God's children work together in crisis.

Thank you for your prayers. We will keep you updated when we know more.

Tree Removal

Dining Hall Roof Damage

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

We Need Your Prayers

Last night a major winter storm passed through Prescott and much of Arizona. The camp has sustained much damage from this storm, and we need your prayers as we decide how to proceed.

* The Dining Hall roof was damaged when a tree fell on it due to the heavy winds and the weight of the snow. Currently the tree is still on the roof, so we have not been able to ascertain the extent of the damage. We know several beams were broken and branches have come through the ceiling into the main part of the dining hall. Tomorrow we have a contractor and his crew coming out to remove the tree and temporarily patch the hole.

* Eagles Roost cabin was also damaged when a tree fell on it, however it appears damage was minimal.

* Early Tuesday morning the Hilltop #2 cabin caught on fire. From what we can ascertain, the fire was caused by electrical power surges from the storm. The fire was an attic fire, which caused the roof of the building to collapse, and caused extensive damage to the rest of the building, however, the local fire department responded promptly and there were no injuries.

*Praise God that no guest were at camp during this storm and that none of the staff homes suffered damage.

Please pray for us during this difficult time, we will keep you updated as we know more.