Little Lights Urban Ministries

2009 Winter Newsletter

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camp heaven '09 counselors needed! Planning for Camp Heaven 2009 is officially underway, and we are very much in need of some excited and committed people to serve as counselors. Camp Heaven is our biggest program of the year, serving around 100 kids for 7 weeks of fun, learning, and spiritual growth. The success of camp depends on a handful of individuals who volunteer as counselors. The counselors come together for 2 weeks of training, followed by camp, during which time they live and work together. The counselor experience is a once-in-alifetime chance to serve and grow in the nation's capital. Counselor Jeff with April, Camp Heaven 2008 Training for counselors runs from June 8 to June 28, and camp goes from June 29 to August 7. If you would like more information or want to apply to be a counselor, please contact Jeff Kim (jeff@littlelights.org, 202-548-4021). thank you fall 2008 volunteers!! Myron Adinig Elena Ahn Kristina Aquino Bob Baldwin Stephanie Bartek Malika Bennett Stephanie Bolton Krystal Boxeth Rena Bradley Amanda Brill Janet Chen Nabby Cheung Anne Choi Jimin CHung Unkyung Chung Catherine Currie Mark Drawbaugh Alexis Dudley Kat Dunford Angie Dunlevy Amber Fam Anne Feutz James Finlay Catherine Finn Patti Fitzgibbon David Flanders Allan Fong Janisha Gabriel Lisa Goodell Julie Gunderson Abraham Han Leanne Hernandez Justin Holman Crystal Hsiung Chastine Hulsey Jisun Im Laura Ingalls Jason Israel Brachey Jackson Matt Jacoby Moohoon Jeong Emily Johnson Marsha Johnson Sinhye Kang Laura Keith Ethan Kim Gihwa Kim Haram Kim Jung Woong Kim Subuola Kujore Karen Kunze Donna Lambert Ji-Hyun Lee Lyn-Ni Lee Scott Lee Emily Lilja Francis Lira Rebecca Lu Tim Lui Samier Mansur Jennifer Mikhail Meg Montee Laura Mszar Amelia O'Neal Michael Oh Josie Ortega Andy Panjaitan David Park Hong Park Johngho Park David Pham Jennifer Pinciotti Craig Plunkett Cyara Powell Kim Prestipino Amarely Quintanilla Juan Ramos, Jr. John Ramsey Kathleen Roberton Giovanna Rojas Annalisa Sarmiento Jae Shin Wanda Simmons Winyan Soo Hoo Anna Stratton Amy Sullivan Erica Swisher Rachel Talbert Jessica Thompson Matt Toigo Jeremy Tseng Oliver Urcia Daniel Van Balen Marison Ventura Kaia Vereide Melissa Voorhees Ted Voorhees Gilbert Wang Wesley Wu Min Woong Yoon Little Lights at Potomac Gardens We here at Little Lights were thrilled when we heard that the DC Housing Authority was going to let us use 2 units at Potomac Gardens for office space and programs, free of charge. We have spent January painting, furnishing, and equipping the space, and are more than excited to move in and begin using it. children at the Gardens, excited for our new space! Being present at Potomac Gardens is very important to us. For several years, we have been looking for ways to expand our physical space to increase our capacity to run quality programs. Furthermore, this location allows us to be within the community we serve, so that we can literally meet people where they are. We are still in need of several items to finish off the units. For information on how you can help, please contact Mary (mary@ littlelights.org, 202-548-4021). Group Opportunities Looking for an opportunity to serve with people you know? Interested in learning more about urban ministry and experiencing it first hand? Spring break is a great opportunity for college groups to come and serve in Washington DC with Little Lights. Groups explore issues affecting the inner-city and interact with children and youth who participate in Little Lights' programs. Opportunities for groups interested in volunteering are also available during Camp Heaven, June 29-August 7, 2009. Housing can be provided for a fee. For more information contact Mijin Paik, mijin@littlelights.org or 202-548-4021. Mark Your Calendars March 25-28: Camp Hope May 20: Last Day of After-School Programs (except Homework Club) May 21: Volunteer Appreciation Dinner June 8-28: Camp Heaven Training June 15: Last Day of Homework Club June 29-August 7: Camp Heaven 760 7th St. SE Washington DC 20003 Phone: 202-548-4021 U Fax: 202-544-7508 R B A N M I N I S T R I E S www.littlelights.org littlelights@yahoo.com Li le Lights

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