Six years ago Wendy and I with Jason, Susan and Rachel went for a ride to visit Camp Selkirk – the place where for 5 summers we worked and lived to provide ministry to hundreds of kids. We worked hard, very hard but loved it every day.
After our visit, I did up a short video of our experience which is posted here.
Even though this was six years ago, I’ve had a number of people, familiar with the camp ask if we’ve been back. Here’s the day we did.
It seems remarkable to me that Ted and Beth, often referred to as the twins, are now 5 years of age. We regret that they live so far away and we don’t get to see them too often, but thankfully technology helps close the gap a bit. I will be in NL in early April so I get to see them, but it is still too far for our liking!
The birthday party took place at Gail and Jeff’s home so that is delightful for them. Ted and Beth were all dressed up – and of course, if you are 5 and you have a birthday you need to get presents.
And speaking of family…here’s me with Leanne and Catherine for a family portrait. The old black and white photo makes it seem like 50 years ago…and in fact it it! 1969!!
What is odd to me is that I can remember the photo being taken like it was yesterday. I remember Cath being upset, Leanne was a little trooper and I was hot!! The photo lamps made the room feel like the tropics. Hardly seems like it could be 50 years, but it is!
The population of Bermuda is just under 70,000 and there are 100 churches on the island. The Salvation Army is one of the denominations We had a good review and an opportunity to see some of our buildings. It was a great experience for the review team and for us, we enjoyed reconnecting with friends of old.
We were able to visit North Street and St. George’s corps as well as DHQ, of course, and the emergency shelter and harbour light.