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Embracing the Vision Campaign keeps the path clear to the cross

By Nancy Nelson, Development Director

It was down to the wire at 11:30 am on December 31, 2009, when the last commitment came through enabling Warm Beach Camp to claim the $490,000 M.J. Murdock grant for the renovation of Cedar Lodge. And yes, I did dance on my desk, as promised. There’s a picture hanging in my office as proof. The Cedar Lodge project is part of the “Embracing the Vision” Campaign begun in 2006. It means that public restrooms will be moved to the main floor. The Cedar Lodge project also includes the renovation and expansion of Cedar Lodge Chapel and the kitchen. Work will begin as soon as all the necessary permitting processes are completed.

It has been amazing to watch God “call forth the living stones (that’s you and me!) to embrace the Kingdom vision He has for Camp. At present, $6.7 million has been committed to the campaign, which in these challenging economic times has been miraculous.

The total list of Campaign projects is long and many have been completed. Bottom line, investing in the three areas of the Campaign (People, Community, and Environment) translates into the Camp’s over-all vision of “keeping the path clear to the cross.”

We thank God for HIS faithfulness and we thank the many people who are supporting the campaign, too.

Ministry is the Connection Between Instructor and Student

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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 ...