August 2012 Newsletter

New mailing address:  P.O. Box 1025, Smithville, TX  78957
New main camp address: 1320 Park Road 1C, Smithville, TX 78957

Dear CWR Family,

God’s faithfulness and provisions made it possible for CWR to provide 162 campers of summer camp over 6 weeks… 7 New Believers and 2 re-dedications. We witnessed many campers with church involvement, but had many misconceptions, have moments of clarity as they heard accurate presentations or participated in discussions of the truth of Christ Jesus (Christianity). They were challenged to be REAL.

Reproducing Other Disciples (Follow Christ Jesus)
“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’” (Matthew 28:18-20)

Esteeming God Above All (Nothing more prized or important in my life)
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30)

Announcing the Good News (Eternity with God through Christ Jesus)
“He told them, ‘This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.’” (Luke 24:46-47)

Living for Others (Everyone before me…I am Second!)
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)

The Hill Country Bible Church (HCBC) – NW Global Outreach (GO) Bastrop mission trip had over 100 kids come to Backyard Bible Clubs in the Bastrop area. Service projects included construction of storage building on fire victim’s property, painting houses, plus at CWR digging 5 foot deep holes and trenches for a low ropes element, clearing trails, and preparing the CWR bus for painting by sanding and taping it. The week concluded with a Summer Fest carnival on Friday night for Backyard Bible Club participants and their families. We give thanks for sharing in this outreach to fire victims and the spiritually lost in the Bastrop area.

Please pray for Camp Wilderness Ridge (CWR), as follows:

    • Praise for God’s provisions and protection over the 6 weeks of summer camp.
    • Pray for rain.
    • Each camper will continue to grow to have a relationship or build on his relationship with Christ Jesus.
    • Pray about what God would have you do, and for our needs to be me building camp facilities. God knows whose live(s) you will impact with your gift.
    • Each staff meets their financial target amount monthly.
    • Financial needs: Corners of the Field funds for campers and summer staff raising support.
    • God’s vision, holiness, wisdom and unity for the CWR Board of Directors and staff so that all decisions and actions bring Christ Jesus honor and glory.

You’re invited to come serve with us this Fall. Check your calendar…commit today!

Dad and son/daughter teams come join us!


Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Christ Jesus,

Ron Hunt

Camp Director