I married the love of my life (Donna) in 1977. At that time I had a full time job with Fraser Paper in Madawaska. My wife and I received the Lord as Savior in the early 1980’s. We got involved in a small Bible believing church and eventually were introduced to Camp Good News by Pastor Dick Goupille and his wife Marie. We volunteered for 20 years with our hearts filled to overflowing with love for those children who came to camp. John Romano asked if I would consider serving at camp in a full time position as program director. Seeking the Lord’s will, we said yes to God’s call on our lives. We came on staff full time in June 2003. I as the program director and my wife as the office secretary and in charge of the kitchen.
A greater responsibility was given to me in 2018 when I became the camp director. At the beginning of 2023, my role in CEF of Maine changed. I am now functioning as a CEF/CGN representative bringing awareness to churches and individuals concerning the ministry that we have held so dear to our hearts all of these years. We still love camp, the volunteers who serve with us and the children God entrusts to our care.
“And let us not grow weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not”
To God be the Glory, Roger Labbe
When God called us to camp in 2003, I was ready to assume responsibilities in the office and kitchen. The position gave me the opportunity to learn more about the different aspects of Child Evangelism Fellowship. Working full time was a stretch for me seeing as I was a 45 year old “retired” kinda gal. Now in 2023, twenty years later, I have once again “RETIRED!” I would say those 20 years have been some of the most rewarding years of my life. God’s grace has been sufficient. My plan now is to help when needed, but also to take a step back and allow another generation the privilege of serving.
“Only fear the Lord and serve Him in truth with all your heart: for consider what great
things He has done for you” (Samuel 12:24).