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  1. Summer staff recruitment is already underway for the upcoming season. Social media is being utilized, phone conversations are going on and recruitment trips to schools are happening. Please pray for this very important effort – that God would lead us to the right folks to serve.
  2. The Lord has answered our prayer for a new Food Service Director here at the Retreat Center in a very timely manner. Our new hire is Doug Sherer, who lives here in Sudden Valley but has been commuting to Skagit County to work. His wife is on staff at Christ the King Church in Bellingham. You will hear more about him late, but please pray for him as he transitions into this new job February 1.
  3. In the same vein for prayer, we are looking for a lead cook to work under our new Food Service Director. This person needs the skills and experience to lead a shift on their own. Please pray for just the right person for this job.
  4. The Firs Boards meets in a few weeks on February 10. Please pray for this group as they seek to make good decisions. Pray that in route to finding unity in those decisions they will experience good dialogue with great openness.
  5. In the same manner pray for the upcoming Annual Meeting of The Firs which will take place on March 24. Pray for good participation, discussion, reporting and results from Board and Council voting.
  6. Pray for two Ski Retreats up at the Chalet that are coming this next month. They are what we call Block Group Camps as several churches each weekend are sending their youth groups up to participate in the camp that we are running. Pray that the Lord will do a good work in the lives who attend and that the churches will be able to use the impact of those weekends in the months to follow.
  7. Firwood registrations have begun to come in already as they usually do in January. While we’re a long ways from June, please be praying for our numbers for the summer. Pray that the accident this past summer will not have a negative impact on parents sending their kids to camp. Pray that campership funds will be available for low income families.

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