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An Important Update

We have an important update to share. Carolyn and I have sensed for a little more than a year that the Lord has been leading me back into Pastoral ministry. This week I accepted a unanimous call to become the Pastor at Chardon Baptist Church, Chardon. Ohio. We are looking forward to beginning our ministry …

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Unusual

Has this been an unusual summer for you too? Seems like every couple of days or so we’re thinking of something new we’ll remember 2020 for. This week we’re wrapping up our last work week of what we’re calling our summer. I say “calling” our summer because it’s been an unusual one for many reasons. …

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Better Than Life

“Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.” -Psalm 63:3 These are the words that ring in my heart today after many days of people pouring out their love and concern for the work here at Camp Barakel. It was just twelve days ago that the carpenter shop and much …

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The Fire

It’s been a most interesting week at Camp Barakel. Last Saturday while our family was away from Camp I received a call that our camp carpenter shop was on fire. In fact, before anyone discovered it the fire had already consumed the building and little could have been done. The fire department responded quickly and …

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A Benediction and Blessing

My brother, Ken is here speaking each evening to the college-age volunteer staff who are here serving at camp this week. They’ve been working hard helping us make improvements this summer. He was also the speaker for our all staff fellowship on Wednesday morning. At the close of his message Wednesday morning he gave these …

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Thirty

Sixteen college-age adults, five adults on a work crew from Ohio, and nine more adult volunteers. These are the workers here for the week laboring alongside the resident missionary staff on these ninety degree days. Some are staining the East Side Chapel. Some are installing new windows in the same building. Some are helping in …

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A Man Named Ron

Let me tell you about a man named Ron. Ron is here helping with a project this week. We’re getting ready for a volunteer crew coming in a couple of weeks to install new windows that God provided. Ron is staining trim that will be installed around the new windows. Ron is in his eighties …

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By the Mercies of God

I’ve been thinking about the mercies of God this week. In Romans 12:1 Paul writes, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” Sometimes when we set out to do something we head off …

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Through It All

We’ve had several young adult volunteers helping here at camp this week. This is far from a normal summer for Barakel, but it does make us happy to see ten hard-working, Jesus loving young people here giving themselves to the work. The guys have been splitting their time between clearing brush for a new hayride …

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Just Right

I asked you to pray last week for the Snowshoe Lodge roof project. Thank you for praying. We had a group of volunteers last week who took the old roofing off. God provided just the right number of workers. He also gave us just enough of just-right weather to finish right on time. God also …

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