Special Announcement from the IAOS President

March 20, 2020

Dear Friends,

The effects of the coronavirus is moving so quickly, it is hard to keep up. We were notified today that Madison County (home of Camp Chesterfield) has been placed on a travel advisory. This means that only essential travel is allowed. In addition, the county has ordered the closing of all retail businesses, and that, unfortunately, includes our beloved Tree of Life bookstore.
Effective Friday, March 20th, the Tree of Life will be closed until April 6th in keeping with the mandates of Madison County. We are going to put our heads together and try to offer an online way to purchase items in the store. Our heads are still spinning a bit, so give us a few minutes and we will get back to you on this one.
The Education committee is working as quickly as possible to get online classes up and running, and we will keep you posted on this as well.
Finally, and on a positive note, we have some creative resident ministers who are going to offer an online worship/message service as a fund-raising effort for Camp. The service will be offered on March 29th, and more details will be quickly forthcoming so stayed tuned to our website and Facebook page. We think you’re going to like it!
We know this is temporary, and we will look for all the blessings we can find each day. Therefore, I will leave you with the wisdom of the New Testament. Romans 12:12 tells us, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer”.  These are the most perfect words for this imperfect time.
Many blessings,
Rev. Vicki
President, IAOS
Historic Camp Chesterfield