Hello again friends in Christ,
Plans for the 1972 PRYPS convention are advancing steadily and so is the time of course; but, although we are looking forward to the convention we don’t want you to come too quickly. The dates which were published in our last letter in the Beacon Lights were a mistake. The convention will convene in Loveland on Monday, July 24 and will end in the Estes Park YMCA camp on Friday, July 28. We anticipate the arrival of the charter flight from Grand Rapids before noon on Monday and registration will take place at Loveland’s Lakeside Park from 1:00 p. m. to 4:00 p. m. If this scheduling necessitates that some of you arrive here prior to the weekend to avoid Sunday travel we will be glad to make arrangements for you. Please inform us in advance if you plan to be here early by writing to: Dennis Griess, 0021 Mossycup Court, Loveland, Colorado 80537. Also if you have any problems on or before your arrival here you may call 607-5676 or Rev. Engelsma at 667-1347. The secretary of the Loveland Society is Pat Dotson and her address is 1068 E. 1st St., Loveland, Colorado 80537.
Monday evening supper will be served at the Loveland High School cafeteria followed by a sports mixer and swimming. Due to the crowded conditions for lodging in Loveland on Monday night we ask that as many of you as possible bring a sleeping bag along, advisably with your name attached. Also, since the nights in the mountains get rather chilly, you should bring along some warm clothing in addition to your regular summer wear. Tuesday morning, after the pancake breakfast, we will leave for the mountains.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning will then be spent exclusively in the mountain park of the Estes Park YMCA camp. Registration fees will be $10.00 which will include banquet and outing tickets and there will be small individual fees for use of such facilities as the bowling alley, roller rink, horseback riding, swimming pool, etc. In addition to the traditional east-west ball game, there will be east-west football and basketball games, bring your racket if you are a tennis fan for there is a court available.
There will be two sections of discussion groups, one concerning the signs of the last times and another dealing with what the saints will experience in the new heavens and earth. Papers on these subjects should reach your individual societies so that you may have some contact with the subject before the convention.
An informal meeting will be held one evening during the convention for all those interested in literary matters. We ask you to form some ideas on the practicalities of a Protestant Reformed literary guild or some such endeavor and we urge that any of you who write to bring some of your pieces to share either at this informal meeting or as a special number for the whole convention.
We, the young people at Loveland, are filled with hope for a real good time in Christian fellowship and spiritualness at this convention. The arrangements of having everyone stay at the camp and having almost all the activities at the camp add to the possibilities of great Christian- spiritual fellowship. We desire that all of you planning to come to the convention keep these goals in mind as you prepare your heart and soul for the convention. As you prepare yourselves, think about and read concerning the theme, “Come, Lord Jesus.” Through prayer and God’s grace we believe that everyone will be spiritually benefited by this convention and that our God and Father will be glorified. The Lord willing, we will be waiting eagerly for your arrival.
Yours in Christ,
Loveland Protestant Reformed Young People