"God has given us an incredible opportunity to build relationships with many children."
February 16, 2018
Every camp worker knows the moment only too well: it is the end of the week, the campers are played-out, the staff members are tired and cranky, and in an atmosphere of exhaustion, it is far too easy to miss the moments of God at work. Two campers on the last day are coloring while waiting to be picked up, and I am preparing for the next day. When I sit down, one of them hands me a drawing of three crosses, explaining: “because Hampton Bible Camp is about Jesus!”
This is the story that comes to mind most often when I talk about the ministry of day camp at Hampton Bible Camp. God has given us an incredible opportunity to build relationships with many children over eight weeks, some of whom have attended every week of day camp for the past three years. In the course of a...
"Wyatt Graham, Executive Director, The Gospel Coalition Canada, shares his thoughts with Bill McCaskell, Co-National Director of One Hope Canada"
November 27, 2017
In your post for The Gospel Coalition Canada you reference a new movement of evangelism. What characterizes this new movement?
This new movement is characterized by fidelity to the truth of the Bible and to preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Many churches that believe in the historic truths of Christianity are growing. This movement is also characterized by its age: its leaders and pastors are young—under 40—which bodes well for the movement’s future.
How can believers protect themselves from becoming discouraged with Canada’s spiritual condition and inadvertently adopt a victim mentality in light of negative societal changes and religious trends?
Canada’s spiritual condition is a cause for worry and discouragement. But if we remember three things, we avoid the victim mentality and can hope for a brighter future for the Gospel in Canada.
The first thing to realize is that Christ is building His church and...
"What a challenging summer for some of our British Columbia camps! With forest fires disrupting plans at Lake of the Trees Bible Camp, our missionaries were evacuated for 15 days, forcing the cancellation of three weeks of camp."
September 5, 2017
July 22, 2017—We've been packing all evening with 34 folks on site, eight vehicles, two travel trailers, two cargo trailers, lots of food, cook stoves, and every gas container filled and loaded. We don't know where we're headed, just east and south to get around the 100 Mile House area. Our main road is blocked, so we will take a detour to bring us through the Inter Lakes on Hwy. 24. Please pray for direction, provision, wisdom, and God's peace as we go.
- Tom and Jody McIntosh, Directors of Lake of the Trees Bible Camp (near 100 Mile House, B.C.)
What a challenging summer for some of our British Columbia camps! With forest fires disrupting plans at Lake of the Trees Bible Camp, our missionaries were evacuated for 15 days, forcing the cancellation of three weeks of camp.
As distressing as this news was, we were encouraged...
"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...
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