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Brad Wood

THE OAKS PO Box 437 Lake Hughes, California 93532 (661) 724-1018

July 1, 2009

Dear Prayer Partners and Supporters, Well, we are now into the hot days of summer. July is here, and so are the first weeks of summer camp. This summer my role will be taking pictures and videos, then compiling those together into a DVD that campers can take home with them. My role, however, will encompass more than the technical side; I will be able to interact with campers throughout the entire camp. I am able to not just see and experience one activity all summer long, but I get to experience all areas of the camp, which will surely encourage and impact me with the work that God is doing. Summer Camp Dates st rd June 30th – July 3rd 1 – 3 Grade Camp July 5th – 10th 4th – 6th Grade Camp July 12th – 17th 4th – 6th Grade Camp July 19th – 24th Jr. High July 26th – 31st Sr. High

The campers who attend the camp are from the inner cities of California. Most are from World Impact ministries, but we also partner with other youth and teen organizations that are similar to World Impact. Over the past couple of years the summer program has seen growth in the number of kids and teens who attend these summer camps. At THE OAKS kids can be kids and not have to worry about dangerous violence or gangs. At THE OAKS the kids are taken out of the city and are able to see the wondrous outdoors and a starry-night sky. This opens them up to thinking about God, their life, and the decisions that they have to make.

I am glad to let you all know that this fall I will be moving to Los Angeles to take a position at the World Impact National Office dealing with web and video on a national level. I am excited to see God’s plans for me in this position. It is neat to see how God has been working in my life and how He brought me to California from Indiana. I really appreciate all of your prayers as this summer continues on. This summer I will be teaching two media-major Leaders-in-Training students. I hope to equip them with skills of video, audio, graphic design, and possibly some web work. Here are the prayer requests: ‐ Safety for campers and staff, especially during their hours of travel. ‐ Staff unity. ‐ Campers to have open hearts. ‐ Strength, energy, wisdom, and time management for me as I work long hours each week putting the videos together. Sincerely,

Brad Wood


Camping and Conference ministry of WORLD IMPACT, INC. 2001 S. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, California 90007 E-mail: Website:

(323) 735-1137


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