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Alexander Cook, Black Diamond Intern

Hello! My name is Alexander and I am proud to be a part of the Black Diamond Camp Internship program!

I found myself at Camp back in 2019 as a summer staffer, it was then I got to meet all the wonderful staff and experience the beautiful campus. I served two more summers after my first, and now I find myself in the internship program!

Camp has really become a large part of my life, something the former me would never have expected. If there’s one thing I’ve learned while working at Black Diamond it’s God is in control and only He really knows the plan! I never planned to stay at Camp this long, but I’m glad I have. I’m blessed to be able to be a part of this ministry and its wonderful community, and I’m grateful that this is where God put me.

For me as a person it’s hard to really “give up” when it comes to plans and the future. It took me a LONG time to finally relax and let God be in control, but at the end of the day, only He can truly give us what we need! This mindset isn’t always easy, but sometimes we all need to step back, take a deep breath, and remember that God has us – always. Even God rested on the seventh day!

-Alexander Cook, Intern
Black Diamond Camp

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 ...