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Michigan Campers on Mission - June 2022 update

by Rick and Cindy Truesdail

Hello MI COMers! We are headed to the 2022 COM National Rally in Tallahassee FL this week and are excited to share with other chapters what we are doing here in Michigan! We anticipate learning much more from break-out groups at National Rally as well as glean ideas from other leaders and members. God has truly been the guide of our chapter and we look for the doors to continue to open up for greater opportunities to labor in His vineyard.

There are changes happening in MI COM as we learn and grow. We are separating MI COM Rally from the Bambi Lake Baptist Camp Work Weeks.

  • The Rally (September ) will be a weekend to relax and bond with other MI COMers. We will hold our annual meeting and schedule entertaining/spiritual events.

  • The Work Weeks (Spring & Fall) will allow you to rest and fellowship in the evenings. We will close out our Work Weeks with a Praise Service.

  • Election of Board Members will take place at the Rally in September. If you desire a position with MI COM, contact us and let’s talk about it.

As always, we look forward to seeing you all soon! God bless you as you travel and continue on mission!

Sharing Christ as We Go,

Rick and Cindy


JACHIN ABC Youth Program

Weekday evenings in the month of July 2022

Plan to be involved with MI COM and Jachin Baptist Church ABC Youth Program outreach in July – working with boys and girls in Flint to learn carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and sewing skills; AND telling them about Jesus!

You will be able to work each weekday evening or pick a day(s) that suits your schedule. Even if you can come just one day, you will be blessed to see what this exciting ministry offers to Flint youth who really need this!

More information to follow soon.


MI COM 2022 Annual Rally

Bambi Lake Baptist Camp

Roscommon, MI

September 8-10, 2022

Thursday - Saturday

Contact Rick & Cindy Truesdail to register.

(810) 869-4716

Come to our 1st Annual Rally weekend at Bambi Lake Baptist Camp!

This is not a work week, so we must provide for ourselves. Bring your RV or stay in the lodge or cabin. We have a list for each one to bring food and will cook together as a group in the campground area. There will be time for campfires, s'mores and music around the fire.

Bambi Rates

$25 RV electric & water

$35 RV electric, water & sewer

$69 Lodge - linens provided, coffee at lobby

$69 Mini cabins - mini fridge, microwave & linens provided

Ladies' Luncheon - Friday, 9/9/22 @ 1:00pm

Special guest speaker, Darlene Walsh, will set up the More Beautiful than Diamonds Boutique jewelry table for you to shop. 100% of all proceeds go to Christian Women's Job Corp, which she will tell us about. If you would like to donate jewelry, purses, shoes, and scarves to this ministry, bring them with you to the luncheon.

We are working on several plans to make this a very enjoyable event, so keep up-to-date with the next couple of months announcements.


Fall Work Week

Bambi Lake Baptist Camp

Roscommon, MI

October 24-29, 2022

Monday Noon - Saturday AM

Contact Rick & Cindy Truesdail to register.

(810) 869-4716

MI COM will be actively involved to help close Bambi Lake Camp for the winter. We will have a list of construction and maintenance jobs needed to be done.

Our 3 team leaders for Construction, Beautification & Grounds, and Sewing will be getting more information to you soon.


Bambi Lake Work Week - Spring 2022

Praise God for His many blessings and for each one who came to work at Bambi Lake Baptist Camp in May. We had a smaller group but accomplished much! Here's a few pictures to share what we did.


Chaplain's Corner

Pastor Chip Collins, Heritage Baptist Church, Grand Blanc, MI

Have you ever noticed the connection between these two verses in Genesis?

Genesis 1:26 — And God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”

Genesis 5:3 — And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image ....

Hmm ... it would appear that in the same way we are made in our heavenly Father’s image and likeness, we are also made in the image and likeness of our earthly fathers. Not to slight Eve, but she is simply not included in the text here before us.

So, as we celebrate Father’s Day this month, let us honor our earthly fathers (whether alive or dead, or even whether or not we even know who they are) for their part in our existence and being. And let us as earthly fathers be honorable men. After all, even more than Eve, the mother of all living, we and our earthly fathers represent the One and True Father of all ...

To the Praise of His Glory,

Chaplain Chip


MI COM Tees & Hats

For Sale

We have fun things and essentials for you to let others know you are a MI COMer!!!

We encourage you to wear the tees whenever you are working or on a COM event.

  • Tees are printed on the front and the back

  • Patches are iron-on or easy to sew onto your shirts or jackets

  • Key Chains are plastic on metal holder

  • Hand-held fan is paper on wooden handle

  • Hats are gray with embroidered logo, adjustable

  • Lapel Pins are easily attached to a suit jacket or coat.

  • Stickers to put on notebooks, computers, etc.

  • Pens to accent your writing

Contact Cindy for your purchase.


MI COM Officers & Executive Board

Presidents/Project Coordinator: Rick & Cindy Truesdail

Vice-President/Project: Tony Morningstar

Hospitality/Food Coordinator: Kim Norrington & Maria Hannuksela

Sewing Project Coordinator: Cindy Truesdail & Terry Simmons Cleaning & Beautification Coordinator: Sharon Hessling & Ruth Farwell

Secretary: Brandi Dyke Treasurer: Gary Hannuksela Chaplain: Pastor Chip Collins Historian: Cindy Truesdail

Disaster Relief Liaison: Warren Hessling


Networking Center


Keep checking at our online Website and Facebook for announcements!

Facebook: Michigan Campers on Mission

For more information, contact: Rick & Cindy Truesdail Phone: (810) 869-4716


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