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Thank you for praying and for supporting this year’s “Camp India!” It is exciting to see the blessings and the future opportunities of continuing our partnership with the outreach ministries of North East India Baptist Bible College and Seminary! This year was our third year to raise funds, train staff, and assist in leading the camp ministry to over 130 boys and girls from Christian, Hindu, and Muslim backgrounds in the rural area outside of the city of Silchar in the Indian State of Assam. The children had a great time, the college students were great leaders, and God used this time to allow 37 youth to put their faith in Christ! Dr. Ishak Ahmed, NEIBC President said, “This camp is a great thing!”
It’s great thing because………
- Boys and girls are built-up by being built-up and encouraged through Staff living-out Christ’s love, teaching God’s word in an exciting and relevant way (in Bengali and English), guiding fun-filled activities and singing, providing personal support and direction, and by enabling them to grow through personal accomplishments. For the Christian children, it is a time where they can see that there are many others whose faith is like theirs and that they are not alone!
- Bible College students who are being prepared for ministry are allowed a hands-on teaching/learning opportunity in the evangelism and discipleship of children. This practical experience allows them to do ministry and be guided through the experience. Each staff member now has the knowledge of how to use another “tool” in their tool belt!
- A seminary student was given his first experience in leading. Thangadit Churu stretched and grew in amazing ways during this one-week “intensive” course. God will use this opportunity as a foundation for future spiritual leadership in the decades to come.
- Brothers and Sisters in Christ participated in serving, cooking, cleaning, setting-up, recruiting, and following-up on the campers who attended.
- Believers in North East India were encouraged by young and old believers in the USA. And those of us from USA were encouraged by the young and old believers of India!
- Campers and Staff at Beechpoint can be a part of spreading the Good News to the World!
- Lives are Changed at Camp!
Dr. Ahmed has a vision for the impact that camp ministry can have in the regions of North East India and it will be exciting to see what God has in store. Our desire is to encourage and assist as the Lord guides and allows. Please pray as we sense that God wants to use the youth and the children of India to reach not only the Barak River Valley, the State of Assam, the Republic of India and all of Southeast Asia… but I am convinced that God wants to use the children of India to reach the World for Christ! Please Pray!
Blessings and Thanks from the Camp India Team to you
Together in Service,
Mark Davidhizar, Lorraine Heckman, Alison Ramsey, Dicia Wahl, and Beechpoint Campers and Staff
Camp Beechpoint is excited to welcome as our guest speaker Randy Heckman and guest vocalist Jean Bernard Cerin to our 2013 “Limitless Opportunities” Celebration Banquet on Saturday, October 5th at 6:30 PM! It’s not too late to RSVP and be a part of this special evening! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 800-991-CAMP.
Randy Heckman is our keynote speaker! He is a formerly elected Probate-Juvenile Court Judge in Kent County, MI. Founding Executive Director of Michigan Family Forum. Currently is National Director of the OneCry movement, a part of Life Action Ministries. We are excited to welcome him as our guest speaker!
Jean Bernard Cerin is a baritone from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. An avid recitalist, church musician, and opera singer, Mr. Cerin’s performance credits include music ranging from traditional and contemporary religious to opera, art song, and musical theater. Mr. Cerin has performed throughout the United States, in Haiti, France, and Austria. He has appeared with the Aspen Opera Theater Center, Center City Opera, Boston Opera Collaborative, the Brevard Music Festival’s Janiec Opera Company, and The New England Conservatory Opera Theater. Equally at home on the concert and recital platforms, Mr. Cerin has sung in the Philadelphia Bach Festival, at Carnegie Hall with the Marilyn Horne Foundation’s Song Continues Festival, and most recently at the Kennedy Center as part of the Conservatory Project. Mr. Cerin has a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music and is pursuing a Doctorate in Voice at the University of Michigan. Mr. Cerin is a third generation church musician. He loves the Lord and is passionate about leading others in worship. Mr. Cerin serves on the music staff of Ann Arbor Christian Reform Church.
Camp Beechpoint 2013 Thank you for your prayers and for your recent investment into the lives of the children! More campers than ever attended the one-week sessions!
It’s great to hear what impact is made each summer—be encouraged! God is doing great things! And the opportunities are limitless! Enjoy reading a few of responses we’ve heard…
“…It was such a growing experience for him (my son). His attitude and demeanor changed in just a week. He showed me more respect and it moved our relationship back to where we were before our lives fell out from underneath us. This opportunity that you granted us with has been such a tremendous blessing. May God bless you for your giving heart and loving soul.”—Mrs. W
“…I thought this was a great learning experience for Marshawna, who is 10 years old to see the world the way that it should be seen, outdoors. She is a young lady who I would love to continue to experience new things…Camp Beechpoint has been and I hope will continue to be the perfect opportunity to open her mind to different people, activities, and showing her the value of team work while at the same learning good Christians values. This scholarship would definitely ease my financial burden but more importantly it would help my daughter, Marshawna, to explore and see some of the vast opportunities that the world has to offer…”—Ms. M
“I had a great time at camp this week! I just want you to know that you guys (Josh/Boston) are my most favorite CLs I have EVER had! I have accepted Christ into my life and I have almost made some bad choices ever since I have left camp, but I ‘ran from sin, spoke the truth, and I prayed.’ I have also been reading the Bible that you guys gave me. I am going to read the book of James like you told me to. You guys are awesome and this week of camp has really changed me. But you know what Beechpoint is all about: Lives are changed at camp!”— “J”
We are thankful for the children, the exceptional summer staff, the 111 youth who trusted Christ as Savior, and the sixty-eight who re-dedicated their life to Him! Please pray for these campers as they continue to learn and grow!
Thank you for your generosity,
For all of us at Beechpoint
LIVES ARE CHANGED AT CAMP!
We are just entering into our 2nd week of Resident Camp and you can see that parents are excited to get a week’s vacation from their kids, and we are excited to work with the campers and do a whole bunch of fun activities: from swimming, to Archery and Riflery, to Go-Carts, to the zip-line, and many, many more. We are also excited to see what God is going to do in the lives of the campers with week. Please be praying for a fun, safe, and spiritually active week of camp.
It was a day full of firsts this past friday at the Golf Marathon. We had our first walker, Debbie Schanz, for the Walkathon. We had our first female golfer, Kelly Godwin. And we had our first Hole-In-One winner. Jason Baliko made a hole in one on the 12th hole, his 118 yd shot won him two round trip airline tickets. Some other notables were, Dave Tubergan, who was the grand prize winner for sponsorships raised, winner of the “friendly” Premier team sponsorship Challenge, as well as golfing the most holes with 144. Our oldest golfer scored the lowest with only 36 strokes over par, and Todd Lee won a chance at winning $2500 with a 50 ft putt. It was a great day of golfing, and it brought in about $30,000 for camper scholarships. Thanks to all who were involved.