This time last week we collectively sighed with relief as the warmer temperatures began melting the ice and the snow outside. Despite the various challenges the storm brought, we could not help but enjoy seeing the happy faces of some of our kids, who were playing in the snow for the first time.
We pray you and your families weathered this extreme weather well with minimal damages and have electricity and water in your homes. It was heartbreaking to see our community struggle with yet another crisis, and our prayers and thoughts continue for you all.
We felt God was watching over all of us on the BGC campus. We were blessed to have electricity almost throughout the entire week so we could keep our families and cottages warm. Our main struggle was the availability of water. Several older cottages and other buildings on campus had significant pipe issues. Our Operations team has been integral to bringing BGC infrastructure back to working order. They have had many long days repairing pipes and fixing plumbing issues throughout campus, as well as finding necessary parts during the high demand.
Our families have remained prayerful and resourceful. From melting snow for bathrooms to playing games with no internet access, they kept their spirits up. Baking delicious treats and making a cheerful snowman will hopefully remain their best memories from this storm.
We are grateful for your thoughts and prayers during this challenging time. We felt God’s love come through for our kids as you sent messages, valentines and prayers. Truly, without you there would be no us, and we are so blessed to be on this important mission together with you.
Blessings to all of you,
Chief Executive Officer
“The Lord watches over you-the Lord is your shade at your right hand;” Psalm 121:5