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Planting – Because God First Loved Us

From Tim Marshall on Unsplash

When somebody shows love to us first, there is a natural and healthy desire to do or say something nice in response to the expression of love.  We want to give love in return.  Often, we may even ask a simple question: Is there something I can do for you? 

When we consider God, we know that He has shown us love before anyone else.  It creates a wonderful opportunity for us to consider what we can do for Him.  Thankfully, the Bible gives us insight into what matters to God.  The Holy Spirit draws near and confirms specifics that are built upon the truth of Scripture.   

One of the things God loves is the planting of things that will bear good fruit.  He asks us to plant generously and to prepare the soil where we plant.  When we think of “preparing the soil” at each campus of Warm Beach Camp Ministries, we recognize there are so many wonderful opportunities for planting seeds of God’s love into the lives of others.   

In response to God’s love, we are inviting people to experience His amazing love through adventure, renewal, rest, and good honest fun.  We want people to experience this story of God’s love firsthand.   

In response to God’s love, we are planting seeds of collaboration to work with group leaders in planning, developing, and executing the best experiences possible to meet the goals for a deeper walk with Christ and others in community with Christ.   

In response to God’s love, we are planting seeds of hospitality to help educators and other non-profit leaders, meet the educational and social needs of the people they serve.  We do this out of God’s amazing love.   

Because God first loved us, our desire is to provide life-changing experiences in 2021 at Black Diamond Camp, the Rainier Campus, and Warm Beach Camp.  We want to reflect His love to each guest and camper, that they would experience it firsthand. Will you pray with us to that end? 

-Ed McDowell, CEO
Warm Beach Camp Ministries

Wait for it… You won’t be disappointed

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. Psalms 40:1-2 NLT https://bible.com/bible/116/psa.40.1-2.NLT Reflection During this pandemic, which phrase below best describes you: I waited patiently for the Lord to help me. I stopped briefly ...

Childlike Community

My daughter, Israel-- also called Izzy, is known as the wispy curly-haired girl with the vocabulary of a thirty-year-old rather than a 3-year-old. Her favorite phrases are, “I’m just feeling frustrated” or “Mommy, I need some space.” Let me tell you, she used those phrases a lot being stuck in the house without her friends during the pandemic. Izzy loves to socialize; she is what you would call a social butterfly and she has a butterfly rain jacket to prove ...

Welcome Dwight Vlach, New Volunteer Coordinator

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Dwight, our new Volunteer Coordinator! Many of you will recognize Dwight who also serves as our Accommodations Manager. Dwight and his wife, Cheryl, joined Warm Beach Camp thirty-four years ago in 1987 and had three children while on staff; Jonathan, Joshua & Janie. They have recently welcomed daughters-in-law, Trisha and Tasha, and are grateful to see all of their children established and doing well as young adults.  When asked “What do you love about working at Warm Beach Camp?” Dwight answered “I am ...