East Iowa Bible Camp Family,
Like many of you, we have been keeping a close eye on the various cancellations and responses to the concerns over the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). At EIBC, the health and safety of our campers, families, staff, and community will take top priority. We are continuously monitoring the developments, heeding the warnings, and following the guidelines put out by the CDC and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). On Sunday evening March 15, the CDC updated its mass gathering guidance to postpone for the next 8 weeks any events with 50 or more people. On Tuesday March 17th, the Governor of Iowa issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency which until March 31st “prohibits mass gathering: social, community, spiritual, religious, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings and events of more than 10 people. Planned large gatherings and events must be canceled or postponed until after termination of this disaster.”
Under current prohibitions and recommendations, we will not be hosting any scheduled retreats at our facility during this time.
With that being said, our summer season is still two and a half months away. This is a very fluid situation, but we are still preparing and moving forward with our summer camps as planned. The staff and board of directors of EIBC are monitoring this situation very closely and will continue to update you with our plans as new information is made available. We continue to pray that the Lord is already at work in each of our summer camper’s lives, and HE will continue to guide us THROUGH THE UNKNOWN as this unfolds.
At the moment, this is something we are evaluating one day at a time. For today, please continue to register kids for summer camp and take advantage of our best deal in the month of March ($50 off plus a free summer themed t-shirt). Rest assured that if the changing conditions lead us to modify our summer schedule, we will offer full refunds to those that request them.
We ask that you join with us in prayer over each of the lives that will be impacted for Christ this summer as well as praying for our local, state, national government officials, healthcare workers, and all of those affected.
The leadership here has already had to talk through and make some immediate changes, specifically with our finances. The strong reality is that this event is going to impact us all significantly. We are so grateful to have our Great God taking care of our every need! If I may be straightforward, God might be calling you to be one of the ones to throw us the life line. If you can assist us in sustaining the ministry at this difficult time, please send in a gift today or go to www.loveeibc.org/donate
Bottom line…. God is in control and we trust He’s got this! (Psalm 46:1, Philippians 4:6-7)
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
East Iowa Bible Camp