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A picture of transformed lives

One camper, Keisha, had been arrested 30 times for fighting. As her counselor asked for forgiveness, Keisha thought, “Chrisy’s a mess, and so am I. If God can forgive her, maybe He can do the same for me.” A year later, Keisha gave her life to Christ.

Another girl, Faith, who had just tried to fight another girl in her cabin, was shocked by Chrisy’s sudden transformation from meltdown to peace after praying. She told Chrisy and the other counselor, “Do you think God could do that to me too?” They explained the gospel to her, and she gave her life to Christ right there.

Last August, at Chrisy’s wedding, Keisha and Faith were two of the four flower girls in the wedding party who are now following Jesus as a direct result of their Warm Beach Camp experience. Their stories are a picture of how the Lord is changing lives through the partnership of our YFC ministry and the Camp. It’s a picture of transformed lives deserving of the perfect caption: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

This past summer we brought 70 middle-schoolers from the Hilltop area of Tacoma to Warm Beach Camp. Most of these young teens were on the same path of destruction, violence, and hopelessness as Keisha and Faith had traveled. During their week at WBC, 60 of the 70 youth made declarations to either recommit, or commit their lives to Christ for the first time.

Heaven rejoices when a new name is written in the Book of Life. But I know we will also be rejoicing in a couple of years when we have more stories like Keisha and Faith’s.

Ministry is the Connection Between Instructor and Student

About a year ago, a wonderful 85-year-old grandmother entered my life. She approached us with the interest of taking riding lessons after many years of being out of the saddle. Inez grew up with horses and even raised a horse from a foal to his last day on earth. Her daughter was involved in a local Pony Club and Inez had ridden until her kids moved on to adulthood. She deeply missed riding and the bond that comes with riding ...

Hearing from God

The past year has been difficult, bringing physical challenges, relationship losses, and employment transitions. My husband and I came to Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center for several reasons. One of the most important was to hear from God. One of the things I appreciate most about Warm Beach, is it provides the perfect environment to listen to God’s voice. I hear His laughter in the sound of children at play and see His joy on the faces of little ...

Trust in Hope

Hope in the context of the Bible is not the same as hope in the context of our current culture. Our culture often uses hope as wishful thinking, "I hope so…." Biblical hope, on the other hand, is an assurance of a promise that will come to pass! Down at the Stables, we have another "Hope" I'd like you to get to know. A large, beautiful, gentle giant of a draft horse named Hope. As an equine partner in our ...