Alex
Alex is 11 years old and is in the 5th grade. Alex’s birthday is November 17. Alex has good attendance at school and gets good grades. His favorite subject in school is Science.  Alex loves to read and play video games.

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  1. Jason Kilgore

    Alex,

    Happy first day at camp!! Looks like we am the first one to post 🙂 We’re sure you’re nervous but take this experience to reflect on life and meet new friends. We love you and will be praying for you bud!

    Uncle Jay & Aunt Zoe

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    • alex

      hi uncle jay! thanks for writing to me!

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  2. Kathy Kilgore

    Alex! Have the best time at camp! We can’t wait to hear all about your adventures! Love Aunt Kathy and Matt

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    • alex

      hi aunt kathy! thanks a lot for writing on my blog

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  3. Tom Kilgore

    Alex – Hope you are having a great time so far. Work hard on your backpacking trip. Backpacking is so much fun! You get to see things that only backpakers get to see.

    Love – Grandpa ❤️

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    • Alex

      I am having a great time so far. I took care of a horse named express and Hawkeye.

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  4. Natasha

    Alex – I hope your first night at camp was wonderful! I can’t wait to hear about your horse. ❤️Aunt Natasha

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    • Alex

      The two horses I’ve taken care of so far are named express and Hawkeye. Express is a pony but still kind of big, and Hawkeye is a normal sized horse

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    • Alex

      You’ll here a lot of fun stuff about my horse.

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  5. Jason Kilgore

    Alex,

    Hope your second day of camp is going well! Looks like you guys had a blast yesterday. I’ve climbed that same wall!! You, me, grandpa, and great grandpa have all been in that lake too.

    Love uncle J

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    • Alex

      We did have a lot of fun!

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  6. Kathy Kilgore

    Alex – looks like you’re having a good time! We enjoyed watching you on the climbing wall! You did so good! And the arm wrestling looked intense! Keep having fun and making friends! Love you! ❤️ Aunt Kathy and Matt

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    • Jason Kilgore

      Alex,
      I hope day two was even better than the first two day! We enjoy seeing the pictures of you guys everyday! We love you bud. Keep up the great work and grow stronger daily.

      Love,
      Uncle Jay and Aunt Zoe

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      • Alex

        The horses are awesome! I love using the paddle boards. I’ve made about three friends.

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    • Alex

      I can arm wrestle with both arms. I’m pretty good at arm wrestling.

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  7. Kris Kilgore

    Hi Alex,
    My prayers are that you are having a great time at camp, meeting new friends, listening and then following directions, and learning all of the cool things you can accomplish. I love you 😘. Looking froward to hearing about all of your adventures when you get home!!!! Grammy Kris

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  8. Jessica VandenToorn

    Hi Alex.

    I hope you have lots of fun today and that you learn something new every day. Enjoy!!!

    Love, Aunt Jet

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  9. Kris Kilgore

    Alex,
    Stay strong in your listening skills and work hard to support your fellow team mates as you will need to function as a team to accomplish all the great things you are doing and going to do this week. Remember….God loves you and cares for you and is always there when you need him….just a prayer away. Love you more…..Grammy Kris

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    • Alex

      I love you grandma. I can already tell I’m going to have to really tell you alot about this trip.

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  10. Matt Witte

    Hi Alex,

    I am so proud of you for the hard work you have been doing so far! Keep up the good work. Lily says Hi as well, we can definitely tell she misses you! My Prayer for you today is that you learn not only to lean on others around you for help but you lean on and rely on Christ to make you stronger through all the challenges you face each day. Love you!

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  11. Pastor Ryan

    Alex,
    I am so proud of you! You are loved and supported by your family and your church family. I can’t wait to hear all about your time at the Ranch, I’m sure you’re going to have awesome stories. I am praying for you each day!
    -Pastor Ryan

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  12. Tom Kilgore

    Alex – I saw a picture of you riding your horse. So cool. Looks like you are having a great time. Grandpa used to ride horses there all the time.

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    • Alex

      Wow! I have express. She was born in the same year as me!

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  13. Natasha Witte

    Alex – camp looks so fun! I loved seeing you riding your horse. Was that Hawkeye? Cool names. I am praying for you to learn a lot and grow. I hope you are making new friends and I hope it’s not too hot. Love you!

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    • Brianna

      Hi buddy!!!
      I am so proud of you for climbing the rock wall. It is so rewarding to set goals for yourself and then achieve them. I saw the end of the archery video but didn’t get to see you shoot. Great practice for hunting this fall. I used to ride horses at Cran Hill too when I went there for horse camp. Back when I went we didn’t get to stay in cabins with bathrooms and bunk beds. When you’re riding, look for the Pavillion that has Great Grandpa Kilgore’s name on it. He did a lot of work at that camp and grandpa grew up camping there with his family. It’s exciting that now you get to be there. I pray that you build new friendships, that you learn how amazing you are, that you realize your potential and that you grow to love God more and more. We are proud of all you’ve accomplished and all you will accomplish. Keep up the good work.

      We love you so so much!

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  14. Laura Hess

    Hi Alex, I am praying for you this week and hoping you have a great time at camp. Don’t ever forget how much you are loved handsome!
    I can’t wait to hear all about some of the exciting things you have learned and done. You will have lots of new stories to tell and I will be ready.
    Love,
    MIss Laura

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  15. Tom Kilgore

    Good morning buddy. Hope you have a great day today! Don’t let the rain get you down. Love you!

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  16. Natasha Witte

    Whoa, Al Pal. That obstacle course looked cool and probably pretty difficult!! Keep trusting in your leaders and in God and I pray that you are enjoying and learning this week. Love you! Aunt Natasha

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    • Alex

      The obstacle course was a little hard

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  17. Jason Kilgore

    APWitte,

    Wow day four already! Time is just flying by. We love seeing all the pictures and updates. Hopefully this trip is building skills for you to grow into a good young man. I can’t wait for you to go on the backpacking trip. The Manistee River Trail is absolutely beautiful with so many cool views of the river. A few years ago I did a three day backpacking trip there. Can’t wait for you to come over and tell us all about the trip. We have just been working hard on the new house. Hopefully soon we will have another bed set up and you can have a sleep over.

    With much love,
    Uncle Jay

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    • Alex

      We’re in the car on the way to the Manistee river right now.

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  18. Christina

    Hi Alex! We have been thinking of you and praying all is going well at camp. We love the picture of you and your buddy doing the obstacle course together. What a great challenge with so many wonderful lessons. We pray you are enjoying your time and learning lots of great things. We can’t wait to hear about your horse, your backpacking trip, and more!
    Love you!
    Uncle Tom, Aunt Christina, Xaxon, Reyna, & Cruz

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  19. Kris Kilgore

    Saw the picture of you paired with a “horse” buddy…hope you led him safely through the obstacle course!!!! What a great example of team work and trust. Love you bunches, Grammy Kris

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  20. Pastor Jon

    Hey Alex!
    I hope you’re having a great day today, I’m praying for you right now. I look forward to hearing about camp. I’m sure you’ll have some awesome stories!
    — Pastor Jon

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    • Alex

      Thank you for praying for me. I’m a little scared because of the scary story’s we’ve herd.

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      • Pastor Jon

        Yeah I heard you had quite a night that night! Scary stories and then a power outage, crazy!
        Remember, even when the lights go out, there is always someone with you – GOD.

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  21. Kathy Kilgore

    Looks like you are having fun with your horse! Enjoy your backpacking! I’m sure it’s going to be so fun! Love you Al Pal! ❤️Aunt Kathy and Matt

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    • Alex

      Trotting is awesome. Express ( my horse) loves going fast

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  22. Brianna

    Hey AL Pal!

    Lily misses you so much! She wakes me up every night at 3am wanting to go outside. I think she is looking for you. During the day she just lays around with sad eyes.

    Floating down the river looked like a lot of fun.

    We continue to pray that you’re learning a lot and loving God endlessly as you learn more about his grace, mercy and faithfulness.

    You are kind, you are smart, you are important!!

    Love you tons

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    • Alex

      I miss you all. It was a ton of fun floating down the river!

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  23. Tom Kilgore

    Hay buddy – I so so excited about all you are learning about life and your faith. Keep working hard!

    Love Grandpa

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  24. Tom Kilgore

    Alex – I so so excited about all you are learning about life and your faith. Keep working hard!

    Love Grandpa

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    • Alex

      Hi grandpa. I love you

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  25. Brianna

    Alex,
    We hope you have an amazing time backpacking the trail. It is a beautiful hike. I know it may be scary at night in the dark but take a moment to look at the stars and marvel at the beauty if God’s creation. Rosie has a cold and has had a fever the last two days so she hasn’t been her sunny self. She is starting to feel better. Lily has finally gotten used to sleeping in our room but she sneaks into your room every chance she gets.

    Love you!

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  26. Christina

    Hey buddy!
    Today is the big backpacking day, huh? We hope you have a great experience out on the trail. We are excited to hear all about the things you’ve done at camp.
    XOXO, Uncle Tom, Aunt Christina, Xaxon, Reyna, & Cruz

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  27. Kathy Kilgore

    AL!! You are doing so many cool and new things! I’m so proud of you! Love seeing all your pictures! Keep up the good work buddy. Love you lots. ❤️Aunt Kathy and Matt

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  28. Matthew Witte

    Hey buddy, I am very proud of all the rock you have done so far. I am praying you tike on the trail is good for you! Keep strong buddy! Love you

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  29. Kris Kilgore

    Alex,
    This is probably my last time to write to you as you will be home soon and off to your next adventure in the UP. Just think you will have 6 hours for me to ask you questions….LOL. Grandpa keeps showing me the facebook pictures and they look amazing. Hope the backpacking adventure is fun, builds up your strength and endurance, and helps you bond with your fellow team mates. Love you bunches, Grammy Kris

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