"Everyone should go camping to enjoy God’s creation up close."
June 19, 2017
It is amazing how God uses my passion to glorify Himself. I love how He gives each of us different interests and abilities and, through them, we can see Him working in many types of ministry. I love backpacking; it’s no secret to those who know me. I love the adventure, sights, smells, challenges, and the simple life. All you have is what you can carry and there is little to distract you from your surroundings.
At Galilean Bible Camp, located about eight kilometers from Blind River, Ontario, we have a week-long backpacking camp called Backcountry. We take teens into the bush to experience God’s creation without distractions; they can be real with each other and not worry about looking good or smelling nice. I love watching them look at a sunset over the lake, hearing them say how amazing it is, or that they’ve never been anywhere so...
"In a few weeks we will launch our 89th summer of ministry and we need your help to make it happen."
May 4, 2017
From June to September, over 20,000 children and youth will spend a week at one of our 42 camp ministries. They will hear the Gospel presented clearly and will experience the difference this good news makes in how people treat each other. Over half the campers do not know what the Bible is, who Jesus is, or what God has done for them.
Why is this so important to you and me?
Because, this young generation, more than any in Canadian history, needs to know and experience true and lasting hope. We are convinced that camp ministry is the most effective way for them to do exactly that.
We say this because of campers like Vanessa.
If there is something I am good at, it’s being “me.” The problem is, you might consider me a bit unconventional. For as long as I can remember, I was the weird kid in...
"Our mission remains the same all year . . . share the Gospel and, disciple believers."
April 13, 2017
I am excited about teaching a ladies Bible study, to understand the book God wrote. From creation to Christ, we examine the thread that pulls the scriptures together. What does Genesis have to do with John? How does Exodus pertain to our lives? We want to understand the Bible as a whole and its relevance to our lives.
As we continue to study the history of God interacting with mankind, we are continually reminded of His grace and mercy. People have always wandered from God, but He has been relentless in His pursuit of people. He desires to reconcile every generation and every heart.
It is our desire that each person who comes to the camp is drawn closer to the One who loves them supremely, allowing God’s grace and mercy to permeate their souls.
Thus says the Lord: “Let not a wise man boast in his wisdom, and...
"Over 60 ministry points presenting the Gospel to over 42,000 each year."
March 3, 2017
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In 2017 we celebrate 90 years of ministry. Since 1927, we've seen significant change: our mission, blossoming from the prayers of one man to reach more than 42,000 people in the last year alone. We are committed to ensure the founding purpose of One Hope Canada remains its focus for the years to come.