A New Campground in Alberta

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At Home Office, and on this website, we’ve become quite accustomed to seeing substantial projects develop in our international ministries. Here is one from our home and native land. We’ve just been alerted to a new Christian campground developing in Alberta. Six congregations, three of them EFCC, are joining forces to put a whole new camp into operation!

The current site has been operational for 63 years. That is a legacy in itself. But the facilities have aged considerably, and the shore of Red Deer Lake (where the camp was initially built) has receded to the point where there is no water access at the site any more. The camp and the churches supporting it have decided that it’s time to start fresh. They already own undeveloped land at a more suitable area at the lake’s deep end.

They are in a rather extensive fund-raising campaign, and with the way it’s going, they’re hoping to be operational for Summer 2012. In particular, they have a matching donation from some individuals up to $350,000 that applies to any money collected between now and January 1, 2011. If you’d like to participate in that, donations can be sent to:

Living Springs Bible Camp
c/o Lisa Gatzke R.R. #1
Millet, AB,
or call: 780.387.5613

Not only money, but time and energy are being donated liberally. The road to the new camp has already been built through volunteer labour and machinery, enough lumber for most of the buildings has been donated and they are planning on working through the winter if covered by sufficient funds.

May God use this to build a strong harmony between the churches and the individuals involved as this goes together, and may He the camp to His glory when it’s completed.