by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent
GENEVA, Alabama (BNc) — Wiregrass Christian Youth Camp, Chancellor, Alabama, has recorded another successful summer of camping.
Joel Ellis, President of the youth camp, states “With the assistance of 263 staff volunteers, we were privileged to host 684 young people at Camp Wiregrass this summer.” 604 of those campers won the highest coveted Bible Rosette award. During the eight weeks of camp, there were 16 baptisms and 62 prayer requests.
Camp Wiregrass, as it is lovingly referred to, is nestled around a former golf course near Chancellor, Alabama. Work toward improving the camp is done throughout the year by volunteers. Among other improvements this year, the campers enjoyed two new lighted outdoor classrooms.
41 campers were able to experience the camp this summer because of generous scholarship donations. Churches, and friends of the camp, make donations each year assuring that any child who wants to attend camp may do so. Angie Braswell, secretary for the camp states, “We don’t turn a child away who wishes to come to camp and doesn’t have financial means.”
For more information visit the website at: www.campwiregrass.info
As a teenage girl, I prayed to marry a preacher. I knew no one who was desiring to be a preacher but each night I knelt by my bed and prayed, “Lord, if I am capable of being a preacher’s wife I would like to marry a preacher. If not, just let me marry a Christian.” God answered that prayer for me. Our local preacher, Jerry Humphries, preached in two gospel meetings that summer and invited a young man from Alabama Christian College (now Faulkner University) to preach in his absence. He brought his girlfriend with him so that took him out of the running. But when I learned they were coming back in a week or so, I asked if they didn’t have some fine young man they could bring down and let me meet. The girl thought for a minute, snapped her fingers and said, “Old Doug.” Old Doug and I have been married 54 years and have two children and two grandchildren. All our children are faithful members of the church. God is so good. I love Him so.