October 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,

 

Bryan & Claire Turner enjoying God's incredible creation

Welcome Bryan Turner to the CWR staff as Retreats/Campouts Director. A graduate of Grove City College, Grove City, PA with concentration on Christian Thought and Ministries and completed outdoor leadership school. He is an outdoor educator with several years of experience leading groups, 12 – 18 years old, on 18 to 21 day trips in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and Yukon Territory. He has led adult and student mission trips to India and Asia. He plays guitar! He was married to Claire eighteen months ago. Praise God for providing Bryan and Claire…hope you meet them soon. Please put them on your prayer list plus pray for their fund raising efforts…Wilderness Ridge Wilderness Ridge is a faith-based ministry…leading boys and men to Jesus Christ.

One of our summer staffers asked his family to donate his pickup truck to the camp. So this semester of college he’s riding his bicycle everywhere. We’re thankful for this very generous gift from his family.

There are many opportunities ahead to help with construction projects at both properties. Please come back or come join us to work on these projects. Email us at camp@wildernessridge.com to be added to our contact list.

We stated a construction project last month to bring electric power to the camper cabin areas, new restroom/shower facility and swimming pool and for future needs. Because the electric company is establishing a 35′ wide easement for its poles and line, requiring clearing the area ground to sky. We have identified a byproduct of the project which is to use the easement road along the northeast side of the property to establish a new entrance. Then the entrance to CWR would be similar to what we had at the camp that burned.

An anonymous family has confirmed that they will give money to cover half the $17,000 cost. They hope that with half the cost covered that many others will join them by donating the remaining balance.

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

    • Thanks for rain…please bring more rain.
    • Each camper will continue to grow to have a relationship or build on his relationship with Christ Jesus.
    • Financial needs be met…staff financial monthly targets, rebuilding camp facilities and general operations.
    • Praise for Bryan and Claire Turner joining CWR Staff! God’s previsions and protection as they follow where He leads.
    • 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 Family teams or small groups…come join us!

Some weekends we have capacity to serve one or more additional groups. If you have a group activity coming up please call us to discuss your requirements and available space.

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

Some weekends we have capacity to serve one or more additional groups. If you have a group activity coming up please call us to discuss your requirements and available space.

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Christ Jesus,
Ron Hunt
Camp Director