A Personal Passion, A Public Ministry

"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 pretty. It reminds us our God is awesome.

We often miss His blessings because we are too busy and too absorbed in ourselves. Everyone should go camping to enjoy God’s creation up close and personally. Jesus often went into the wilderness to meet with God and so should we.


“But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer” (Luke 5:16, NLT).


Bill Kay, Assistant Director

Galilean Bible Camp, Ontario

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