Pray First

Pray First Updates

Posted July 15, 2022

Thank you for praying for our family camps! We saw many answers to prayer during those two weeks. We look forward to sharing more later. A couple testimonies from families:
 
“I’ve been encouraged to remain faithful in prayer for my family and others and to continue fanning that flame so that it shines brighter.”
 
“The faithfulness to the gospel that (the speaker) shared allowed my children to be able to expound on topics they hadn’t before and have a clearer understanding of the gospel and sanctification.”

 
Praise God! Rejoice with us that God is working to transform hearts and lives. See more praises below, as well as a few event pictures.

NEXT UP: YOUTH CAMPS

Girls and teen girls arrive on Monday for a week of camp, with boys and teen boys following the week after! We’re excited to see what God does in the hearts of youth this year.

Will you take a few minutes to pray for the points below?


Praises

  • For God’s work in hearts at family camp, uniting and restoring families.
  • Smooth camp weeks for our guests, despite typical hiccups.
  • Families shared they were encouraged to live boldly for Christ.
  • Ablaze has been fantastic theme, inspiring passion to live on fire for Jesus.
  • A speaker who pointed families to the gospel and encouraged them to be the light of Christ to those around them.

Pray For

  • Safety for the kids attending arriving the next two weeks.
  • Open hearts to the gospel.
  • For God to use the youth camp speakers to reach the hearts of the kids.
  • The kids attending camps to own their faith and be on fire for Jesus.
  • As several families asked, that the truths they heard at family camp would continually be “fanned into flame” and applied throughout this year.

  • Family Camps

    Posted June 17, 2022

    10 days til our first family camp of the summer! We have two back-to-back weeks of family camp and are so excited to serve and pour into these families. These weeks allow families to rest from the chaos of life, hear gospel-centered teaching, and…

  • Guiding our Steps and Stops

    Posted June 2, 2022

    Often we think of God’s blessing in terms of gifts. But what if the best thing for us is the loss of something or the detour of our own plans? As Muller says, God sovereignly orders our stops. We tend to see lack as bad, but God’s perspective is so much larger than ours. We learned recently that Grace Cottage is in need of…

  • Exciting Staff Update!

    Posted May 17, 2022

    We’re excited to announce the arrival of two new staff members! To meet the needs of camp and continue stewarding our budget well, all our staff are currently raising missionary support to serve in full-time or part-time capacities. This minimizes the need for team members to work additional jobs while volunteering in vital camp roles. We’re excited to see how God continues to build…

  • More than Weed Whacking

    Posted May 1, 2022

    Spring means time for spring cleaning and gardening! But to produce a healthy garden, you have to weed. Weeding is tedious. You start pulling, just to realize you’ve simply plucked the tops of the weeds off–the roots remain stuck. It’s easier to pull the small weeds than the huge ones. But it is also tempting to…

  • An Invitation

    Posted April 1, 2022

    God is moving across the world, building His Kingdom, and He’s inviting us to be part of that! How? One essential way–faithful prayer. The incredible thing about prayer is that it joins us in the work God is already doing, that we maybe were oblivious to. We know He’s building His Kingdom, but where and how? One essential way–

  • Camp is Ablaze!

    Posted February 24, 2022

    Announcing our 2022 theme: Ablaze! We anticipate an exciting ministry year as we commence our first-ever annual camp theme. Based off 2 Timothy 1:6-7, the Ablaze theme encourages us to “fan into flame the gift of God.” We’re asking God to..

  • Celebrating another year of ministry!

    Posted December 14, 2021

    God is GOOD! As I walk around the grounds, I can’t help but see signs of God’s faithfulness everywhere. From the echoes of guests, to the laughter of volunteers, to the noise of hammers and saws, God truly did do great things here in 2021!

  • Exciting News!

    Posted September 13, 2021

    Through the last two years of transition, the board recognized the urgency in establishing a full-time director to help carry and stay true to our revitalized mission of inspiring life-changing encounters with Jesus.

    After much prayer and counsel, we are very excited to announce that…