Mike Blackwell   

Things continue to roll along in the Y.O.U. area. Youth donations continue to increase, and we are now back to about two-thirds the income we were receiving before the January drop. If things continue the way they are going now, we should be back to near normal by the end of the summer.

Plans are currently in progress for the Y.O.U. program and a junior Y.O.U. program at the Feast of Tabernacles this year at all U.S. feast sites. The program should be better than ever this year. We are still hopeful of having a National Track Meet this summer. We should have some final word on it within the next couple of weeks.

Thanks for all of your support for Y.O.U. during these past several months. Hopefully we have turned the corner and Y.O.U. activity will once again be on the increase. If any of you have any ideas, questions or suggestions for Y.O.U., we would appreciate hearing from you.

GOOD NEWS FROM THE S.E.P. OFFICE: To date, we have received 525 applications for campers, raising our percentage to 80% full for both sessions. Any youth still interested in attending S.E.P. should apply as soon as possible as we will continue to accept applications until we reach 100%.

   Any correspondence regarding S.E.P. from this date forward should be directed to the S.E.P. office at Box 231, Orr, Minnesota, 55771. Phone: (218) 757-3211.

So far, we have been able to send 150 young people on the scholarship fund, and 50 on church assistance. Again, we deeply appreciate the generosity of those members who contributed to the scholarship fund to make this possible. Currently we have exhausted our scholarship monies, but if additional contributions are received, we will be able to send those applicants who are still on a wait status.

Many thanks to all of you for your assistance. We are all looking forward to an action-packed, fun-filled time, and plan on making S.E.P. 1979 a most memorable summer for all.

Mike Blackwell

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Pastor General's ReportJune 04, 1979Vol 3 No. 21