Summer & Fall at Camp Berea

Camp Berea was very appreciative of our help this summer and fall. We were able to be a blessing to them in the midst of a uniquely difficult year in their 75-year history and in turn we were encouraged by this amazing ministry.

It was exciting to see how God used the place for His glory through family camps, family retreats and special group rentals like Teen Challenge and church retreats. Even though Camp Berea wasn’t able to open their doors for regular kids camps this summer, people were still able to learn from God’s Word together and families were refreshed and strengthened through this time. 

One family was so grateful for the time of fellowship. They had moved to New England from across the country just prior to the COVID-19 crisis. They’ve had to isolate because the father was finishing up chemo therapy. The mom has been working very hard balancing work, their four kids and online school. Since they haven’t had a chance to plug in to a local church yet, they were so thankful for Camp Berea’s family retreat and all of the safety measures camp took. Praise the Lord for refreshment for this family!  

We would have loved to stay longer, and they would have gladly kept us on longer but we had to come back to Pennsylvania to take care of a few things. In order to be most effective in this ministry, we need to continue laying a good long-term foundation. The trailer still needs some repairs that can’t be done while we’re living in it and we have a number of upcoming appointments. People in itinerant ministry will often tell you that they are just as busy at “home” as they are when they are on the road!

Our fall plans include finishing the trailer renovation, investing relationally in our local churches, recruiting more intentional prayer partners, taking several short-term service trips and filling our longer-term service schedule.

We greatly desire your prayers as we follow the Lord’s leading on our lives. Indeed, the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few! Thank you for coming alongside us in prayer and support of the ministry the Lord has called us to.

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