Missions

Hillside is currently supporting the following Missionaries:

Carol Magnusson with International Training Partners 
David & Phyllis Enns with World Team-RBMU International in Singapore
Brenda Ziska with G.E.M.-Greater Europe Mission in Austria
John & Mel Bjorgen with Converge Worldwide-BGC in Guadalajara, Mexico
Michael & Athena Kantartjis with One Challenge in Athens, Greece
Robert & Katherine Rodgers with N.I.C.E. in Lacey, WA
Valen & Carol Straley with InterAct Ministries in Kamloops, British Columbia

As well as the following Missions:

Camas Meadows Bible Camp in Cashmere, WA
 N.I.C.E.-Northwest Independent Church Extension in Sumner, WA
Plateau Outreach Ministries in Enumclaw, WA
Rainier Hills Young Life in Enumclaw, WA


This Week’s Missionary Focus:

Camas Meadows Bible Camp
Camas Meadows Bible Camp has a special place in the history of Hillside Community Church.  The teens would go up yearly for their winter retreats. It was always challenging getting up the 7 miles to camp on a steep, windy road, but worth it when they arrived to the warm fire in the huge fireplace and hot chocolate awaiting them. They always looked forward to inner tubing on the very steep inner tubing hill that sent them flying — really flying!  Then the nice warm lodge again with hot chocolate, games, and fun times of singing and fellowship before crashing into the bunks for the night.

Before all that our history went back further with BBQ’s done by a man from our church. Today our connection is helping support the camp and attending the Camas Meadows Women’s Retreat, that is coming up on May 17-19.

The founder of the camp is Del Griffith, who turned 100 years old in April last year and his beloved wife, Autumn, who passed away months earlier.

There are a multitude of camps throughout the year: Gaming Bible Camps throughout the summer, retreats, church  groups coming up for the week/weekend, counselor-training sessions/re-treats, and the list goes on.

They run the camp by generator and presently are using a borrowed one — seems to be the main problem in the camp.  They have two work retreats each year: Memorial Weekend and Labor Day Weekend, to get the camp ready for the summer/winter camps.  Folks who attended camp when they were younger, now come up and help with the retreats — a place where they came to know Jesus and continue to serve Him.

Pray for Camas, Del, Daryl, Nick and the counselors, as they minister to the many who come and get a respite from their everyday lives, and see Jesus’ love in those around them.