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Leave It at The Cross

All summer, young people and families attending camps at Warm Beach are leaving lies they have come to believe at the cross of Jesus Christ. Lies many of us begin to believe about ourselves and our families.

After hearing the truth about their identity in Christ, campers are invited to leave lies at the cross. Some of the lies include:

  • I am the problem, others would be better off if I wasn’t here.
  • My parent left me because he/she does not love me.
  • People don’t like me.
  • I can’t sing.
  • I am ugly and not beautiful.
  • I can do this by myself.
  • Our family is the worst family, a fraud.
  • I am a terrible parent.

Children, teenagers, and families are invited to accept the truth about who they are in Christ. The truth is they are loved. The truth is, Jesus is for them. The truth is, they will never be abandoned by God. The truth is, there is nothing about their past that would turn Jesus away from them. The truth is, each one is a child of God.

It is a powerful moment when one chooses to leave lies and deception at the cross of Jesus Christ. There is freedom in picking up one’s true identity in Christ.

-Ed McDowell, Executive Director
Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center

A Fond Farewell to Margie Keane

After over 20 years of service in the Warm Beach Camp Business Office, Margie Keane is retiring! She first came to Camp in 1986 as Margie Henry, working in Accounts Payable. But after a couple of years, she got a better offer! An offer of marriage, that is, to her husband, Dan Keane. But that was not the end of it! In 2003, several kids and 17 years later, Margie returned to Warm Beach to serve full-time in the Business ...

Everywhere

Everywhere – from east to west – praise the name of the Lord. Psalms 113:2 There is a lot of talk today about what unites and divides us as people. From families to the massive global community, we don’t like division, yet we experience it. We like unity and community. It is a gift that brings joy, delight, and well-being to everyone within its reach everywhere. As a follower of Jesus Christ, the great unifier within families, communities, nations, and ...

This is Why We’re Here

On this particular Friday, twelve pairs of eyes looked down at Onyx and I from the arena grandstands. As I sat on Onyx’s sturdy frame, I looked back at the twelve campers. My mind flashed to Monday, the first day of camp. There was one camper who had been scared to get on her horse. However, after some reassurance and coaxing she had said she would try to ride. “I am so proud of you for pushing through your fear! ...