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DSC_0589This past week we received a generous donation from the grandmother of two past childrens’ campers here at Camp Good News New Hampshire. She was making a donation through PayPal and this note was attached:

“My two granddaughters are Christians mainly due to Camp Good News. They participated in after school programs and then camp. My granddaughters are looking forward to Wilderness Camp this summer.”

 Here at Camp Good News New Hampshire we are excited to hear that  God is working in the lives of our Summer Camp children when they are not at camp. This is a testament to God’s faithfulness when he promises in Isaiah 55:10-11 that His word will not return void but will accomplish what He intends it for. In this case, the salvation of children! That is what God’s primary purpose is at Camp Good News New Hampshire – children being evangelized.

Thank you to all who have donated this past year as we seek to become a “Gospel for FREE ministry to all children.”! 

If you want to become a CAMPfriend supporter and partner with us for God’s glory in reaching children with the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ please the donate button below.

 

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 12:12

 

Here is some of our Summer Staff playing Noodle Hockey on top of the Old Pool

Here is some of our Summer Camp Staff playing Noodle Hockey on top of the Old Pool.

As I read this verse it reminds me of how it was to be on Summer Camp Staff. This past week we had a reunion of some staff members whose jobs run from being a counselor all the way to being the director. As we sat around the fire of the dining hall and talked about the many stories of camp one particular came to mind. 

Going through the ropes course was always fun to do during all staff training. It was a great way to learn more about the staff that you will be with for the next seven weeks and it is a great exercise for the wilderness counselors.  We got to the last big challenge, the Jericho Wall. There were many counselors who had done this and find there way over. But there was one Summer Camp Staff member who didn’t. He was quite timid and didn’t even think he could conquer such a beast. If you have been to camp before you understand how it works. The Jericho Wall is a giant wall where the idea is that you have a team of people attempting to go over the wall without a ladder or any other climbing aid. So as they looked upon the wall this Summer Camp Staff member had set in his mind that he would not go up the wall. After this was said the entire staff started to support him. People were cheering him on and giving him words of encouragement. With this he looked back at the Wall and without thinking does what he thought he couldn’t. Within a couple of seconds he was up and over the wall. 

Brothers and Sisters, when you are in fellowship with believers you can conquer the impossible. We are all the body in Christ striving side by side for the faith of the Gospel (Philippians 1:27). Being on Summer Camp Staff is doing that. Many people think that working at camp is just a summer job, but it is a mission field. This past summer had both its ups and downs but through all of them the Lord’s glory has be shown. 

The reunion rekindled our friendships from the summer but also was a way to see how each had grown after the five months. Whether it would have been going to school, going to work, or even some going to the mission field, one thing all

Uncle Rolen helping his sister Miss Clare up after she slipped on the very slippery Old Pool

Uncle Rolen helping his sister Miss Clare up after she slipped during our summer camp staff game off noodle hockey.

Summer Camp Staff may agree on that working at camp during the summer has grown their faith. 

 

 

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first firebowl 2013 (2)Here are some of the J1 Firebowl testimonies of faith both from campers and staff. Names  have been changed to protect the individuals. 

Campers and Staff were asked the question, “What has God done for you this week.” Here are some of the responses.

~Robert: I was saved this week.

~Barbara: God helped me go through hard times.

~Miss Beth: God has answered so many prayers this week and helped me feel joy when I wasn’t myself.

~MaryBeth: I’m thankful for everything He made-He made every single design.

~Caleb: God helped me get over my fear of the dark.

~Sarah: God saved me this week.

~Aunt Dana: I’m blessed to be working at the camp where my son got saved nine years ago.

~Miss Jenny: God has shown me this week, to place things in His hands.

~Jenna: I was nervous to begin with, but God has been pushing me out of my comfort zone. I need to trust Him to do great things.

~Hanna: I made lots of friends; this was my best CGN experience ever. Miss Catherine has been one of my best counselors because she spoke to me about my situation and tried to help me. The counselors here are all very Godly. Uncle Zeb is like a brother, and Uncle Adam is like the father figure. It makes sense when they talk; especially Miss Rebecca because she’s closer to our age group and relates to us better. 

God has been doing great things this summer! We had seven salvation’s last week! Praise God that He is reaching those that need to hear His word. Please pray for the staff as we are coming up on J3 that we will still be effective in God’s work and that we will continue to draw close to God so that we can pour into those that we come in contact with. 

Thank you to everyone that has taken part in this ministry; God has the ability to turn little things into great things for the furthering of His kingdom. 

“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.  We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” 

~Hebrews 6:10-12

Help us become a "Gospel for FREE ministry" to ALL children!

Help us become a “Gospel for FREE ministry” to ALL children!

Thanks so much for all who have given to the 2013 Spring Scholarship Fund Drive! We have received just over $2500 to date! Please visit HERE to make YOUR donation and help make Camp Good News New Hampshire a “Gospel for FREE ministry” to ALL children!

In this video you will see Joshua, our caretaker, using “Blue” our new tractor to help pull a tree from the old pool here at camp. The other fellah with glasses is t-bone and the young man rescuing my dog from the pool is Rolen. They are learning the fine art of “land clearing in tight spaces” you might say. The last man is Jens our program director who does way more than program here at camp.

The video will not win any academy awards but it will give a sense of two things:

1. We do not stop working when the summer staff and campers go home…

2. We enjoy prepping camp for the next season…

In fact, the trees being cleared are to make way for a rope swing that is being built by staff and volunteers for next summers program. So please pray for us that we may exercise safety, common sense, and good stewardship of our time to accomplish all that God has planned for His glory.

Praise be to the Most High God! We reached our goal of $10,000! In fact, we have raised to date: $11,200.00 and checks are still coming in! With matching funds we now have $21,200.00 to invest in the evangelization of children here in New England! So keep sending in the funds – we may reach $30,000.00 before this is over!

As of yesterday-with one week left to go for the Fall Coffee Cup Commitment-we’ve already had many contributions come in to camp over the past month. Many supporters and friends of camp have foregone trips to Dunkin Donuts, movie theaters and have neglected to order pizzas so as to help us reach the matching funds of $10,000. With just six days left to get those last amounts and last few dollars in to us, we have already received just over $8,200! Praise God for His provision and hand over Camp Good News of New Hampshire!

To God be the glory,

Sarah

 

For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father from whom every family on Heaven and Earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love,  may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,  and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,  to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:14-21

“Now concerning the ministering to the saints, it is unnecessary for me to write to you; for I know your readiness, about which I boast concerning you to the Macedonians, that Achaia has been prepared since last year, and your zeal has provoked the majority.”

(2Co 9:1-2)

To date we have collected $6503.00! To God be the glory!

Just a reminder to let everyone know that the fundraiser ends Sunday the 30th and funds need to be in by Monday the 8th so we can have a total to present to our matching funds donor.

Mail checks to:

Fall Fundraiser

C/O Camp Good News

165 Camp Good News Rd.

Charlestown, NH 03603

Great Day! Great: people, horses, food, friends and weather! All from a great God who was pleased to help us raise $1600+ dollars for the Camp Good News Horse program.

Thanks so much to everyone who worked so hard: Dawn, Chelle and Eric – you guys rock! This is your baby and it was wonderful to see you in your element! Thanks to Brandon, Rolen, Ed, Josh and the rest of the Camp Good News crew that helped mark trails. Thanks to the Beck’s for their hard work and thanks to our sponsors: Achille Agway in Walpole and Keene, The Cheshire Horse in Swanzey, Allen Brothers Farms, Natural Horse Tack and Feed, Slypner Athletic Horseshoes, R.B. Erskine Inc. of Chester Vermont, Tractor Supply Company Walpole, Westminster Animal Hospital and Jared’s Rabbit Hutch, we are ever so grateful and last but never least to God be all the glory!