Shout Outs to the Staff & Volunteers

Puns: Puns has strength, conviction, and leadership skills. I would follow Puns because he follows the L_RD.

Soda Pop: Youthful faithfulness. Willing to serve and learn along the way. Reliable and steady. Remember, you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Rain: Loves the L_RD with all her heart and cares so much for her girls. Rain wants her girls to love the L_RD. She has so much care and compassion. Encourages positivity from those who respond negatively. Loved her lesson on Ruth.

Stitches: Passionate for the L_RD. Strong leader who wants others to know Jesus.

Roo: Strength for today, bright hope for tomorrow. Great is thy faithfulness.

Cruiser: Grows where he’s planted. Faithful to God’s calling. God is with you.

Grizzly: Infectious love for the L_RD. Great with his kids. Patient and kind.

Duke: Faithful servant. Willing to do what it takes for the L_RD.

Bugsy: Saw her planning for next week last week. Knows what needs to be done and does it. 

As an aside for Bugsy…The Met Church in Ottawa is solid and close to Carleton. My niece’s study is “Using Cortical Inhibition Measured with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Better Understand Electroconvulsive Therapy” Her name is Molly Watson. I can make the connection. I have friends at Chapel Ridge Church in Kanata. Let me know if you want some introductions. It’s about 25 minutes from Carleton. 

Minnow: Faithful, trustworthy and reliable. A kind soul.I’d trust Minnow with anything.

Grey Owl: Loves the L_RD and His people. I expect the camp has run on her prayers for decades. Such an encourager.

Mrs. Potts: Faithful, sweet and willing to serve the L_RD our God.

Palindrome: Another willing to serve, mostly in the background (for now) but ready to step in when called upon. A faithful servant of Christ.

Chop Chop: God has given you talents and you are using them for His glory. What a joy it is. So many are so grateful for your service.

Casper: Quiet and willing to serve without the fanfare. And, like Palindrome, willing to step up when called. I’m eager for you to see God’s creation in different light as you study Chemistry at Western.

Beans: Strength with a servant’s heart. Keep listening to God. What a privilege it is for you to hear him.

Aqua: Grace. Calm. Another with such talents and ready to use them for Christ and His kingdom.

Kaleo: Strength, calmness and faithfulness. Willing to fly in from Alberta to serve God. Such a gift to Camp Cherith.

Pickles: Willing to do the dirty work for Jesus. Hard working and is a great example for the youth. Faithful to God’s calling. (Folks, there are other things retired people can do other than clean washrooms.)

Book Worm: Grace under pressure. Willing to serve where called. Such a good lesson for all to see. Does what is right in the sight of the L_RD.

Socks: There is so much going on in that brain of yours. Your organizational skills cause me to envy. You are using the gifts and talents that God gave you to serve Him. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. The camp is so fortunate to have you.

Taz: You are a Proverbs 31 woman. 31:8-9 “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” You do everything at the camp. Despite the often frenetic pace, you handle it calmly and with a smile. You serve with grace and love the kids and staff. You are obedient to the L_RD.

I’d love to keep in touch with any and all of you and see where God takes you. Feel free to reach out on social media: Instagram: @kmbodger, Facebook: Keith Bodger, LinkedIn, Keith Bodger. 

My time at camp was rich. It was such a blessing. It encouraged me greatly and compelled me to be a better leader… by watching the staff lead.

With great love, appreciation and sincerity, Bald Eagle