From the Camp Director,
Well, things are getting a little more normal here at Hanging Rock. The month of September has seen a lot of Churches come to camp for retreats or a church picnic or just camping. We hosted our Christian Camp Leaders Open House and had over 50 in attendance. It has been so good to have people back on Hanging Rock's property again. I pray it continues. We have already received word from several churches that normally do retreats in the fall, and they have decided to cancel this fall due to Cov-19, but will plan to come back next year. We ask that you continue to pray for this ministry and that the Lord will continue to provide for our needs. The Lord has been good for sure. We have received many blessings over the month of September. We had Lincicum Heating & Air from West Lebanon provide two heat exchangers for the LDC and install both, labor free. Then a week later we had the furnace go out in our dining hall and they also provided us a new furnace and free installation. God is Good!!! We really appreciate Mark Lincicum and his team. This reminds me of Mark 14:19-21. The feeding of five thousand.
These verses teach us one simple truth. Jesus is so powerful that he can provide for all people.
Can you picture the hungry crowd in Mark chapter 14? Thousands and thousands of people were gathered to see and hear Jesus. However, it was well past snack time and now close to dinner time, so the disciples wanted to send the people away to eat. After all, hungry, grumpy people are no fun to be around! Besides, they had hardly any food—only five loaves of bread and two fish. That wasn’t enough to feed an army, this big crowd, or even the 12 disciples.
But Jesus was about to teach them something amazing on that day. After he gave thanks for the food they had, Jesus told the disciples to start handing it out to the people. Incredibly, not only did everyone eat, and not only were they all full and satisfied, but there were even 12 basketfuls left over! Incredible!
Who else could do something so amazing besides God himself? And that’s the point! Jesus shows us with this miracle that he is true God. As God, Jesus is able to provide for every need we have. We just need to keep our eyes on him and the Faith of Hebrews 11:1 & 6.
Our faith continues to be stretched in every area here at Hanging Rock with our facilities, roofs needing repaired, furnaces needing replaced, horse camp needing funding, our general budget needing funds. But, in all things the Lord continues to provide! WOW! We are truly blessed.
Thank you for your partnership,
Gary Baker, Executive Director