Loving Children with God's Love
|Welcome to Camp Penuel Costa Rica
Loving children with God's love in their early years is vital to helping them experience their identity as children of their heavenly Father. Through the person of Jesus Christ, God's son, all who repent of their sins receive this same identity as a child of God. This identity gives us and all children who receive Christ the stability that we need to live the adundant life that Christ promises us here on earth and into eternity in heaven.
Jesus said: "All people will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. (John 13:35)". This message is contained in our Spanish theme which is the title of a simple song that states: "Somos una familia en Dios y nos amamos," which translated means "We are one family in God, and we love one another." We invite you to be a part of what God is doing through Camp Penuel Costa Rica, and consider how you might want to get involved.
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Solar Energy Project 2014
Establishing a fully self-sufficient and independent energy system
God has blessed us over the years with many people who have come along side of us and helped us to develop the camp. Now, through the initiative of a team of four Costa Rican electrical engineers and a man from the States, we recently formed an engineering team to develop a proposal for establishing a fully self-sufficient and independent energy system for the camp from start to finish.
Mission Trips in the Second Half of Life
Story and photos by Burton Laine
In January of 2014, my wife, Deb, and I participated in a mission trip from our church to Camp Penuel,a youth camp in Esparza, Costa Rica. I've often thought that mission trips would be a good way to travel, do something significant and get to know other people with similar interests. When we attended the first group planning meeting, this was evident. The team consisted of four couples that are all at this late working life or early retirement stage of life. Each person had a different purpose in going and came back with their own unique experience, which was more valuable because of sharing it with a spouse. In addition to the group that traveled on this trip, there were also retired persons that were very involved with the camp on a day-to-day basis. They made different decisions about their retirement.
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Help support Camp Penuel – Costa Rica
Please order your copy of "RED SINK, BLUE SOAP" and help support a camper!
Title: RED SINK, BLUE SOAP
Author: Letty Bernhagen
This book tells the story of Camp Penuel and my parents’ experience of building a house which has a red sink and we use blue soap. Quite intriguing, no? All monies from the sale of the book will go directly to the camp and the sale price of $20 will sponsor one child to go to camp. By selling all 500 of the copies she had printed, we can pay for our January 2015 camps and send that many children, which would be a new record for one month for us. My unbiased opinion: The book is excellent reading and archives our beginnings very well.