Haiti 13, December 2017 – Saturday Update

Good evening, dear friends, from our team here at Jacob’s Well in Haiti! We are all so grateful to be here and want to take a moment to say thank you for sending us. We could not be here serving our Haitian friends without you all. It has been a highly productive prep day. We […]

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Haiti 13, December 2017 – Friday Update

Greetings, friends, family, and faithful supporters! It has been an eventful day and a half since we all met at Rock Creek Baptist in Crowley on Thursday afternoon. Let me first say that we are all safely here at Jacob’s Well and have just finished an incredible spaghetti meal with spicy Haitian Cole slaw and chocolate cake […]

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At the Core of Camp

A good verse that I recently shared with a former staffer is “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9 I like that verse here at year-end as it is a reminder that a harvest is […]

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Work is Good

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. – Thomas Jefferson. Work can be irritating and aggravating. It can be physically painful and exhausting, while also a source of great insecurity and fear. Work is tough, both mentally and physically. We wake up, go […]

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A Bucket for the Wellspring

Have you noticed that time seems to be passing by faster these days? We are hurtling toward the holidays at the end of the year! Where did October (and September) go? There is so much to do, so many things pressing in on us. We have more than enough to worry about, not to mention […]

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Love, Truth, & Time

There’s a joke around camp that Fall is the “slow time” of year. Once upon a time, in years long gone by, the fall season at camp was a significantly less busy time. We didn’t have as many retreat groups coming out to camp each weekend, and summer camp registration and summer staff hiring didn’t […]

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Effective Prayer

Nehemiah challenges me to pray. I mean here’s a guy that is born into captivity and has never even seen Jerusalem, “where his fathers are buried.” And yet when he hears about the deplorable condition of the “capitol of his heart”, he hits his knees weeping and praying. After four months of praying for Jerusalem […]

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Fading Fear & Worry

All life forms need energy to live. The sun is the most important source of energy in our solar system. It produces energy so great that it holds a temperature of over 9,500 degrees Fahrenheit.  This enormous amount of energy maintains an ecological balance that sustains all life on Earth.  Without the sun, plant and […]

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The Classic

Fall is upon us! What an exciting season of the year!! While I love summer, as a sports fan, autumn brings something that I really look forward to. I know this year, many in Texas are excited about the Fall Classic – #GoStros! And though I really hope the Astros win the Series, I’m mostly […]

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To Haiti, with love…

In 2007, Frontier Camp partnered with Haitian Pastor Gersan Valcin and his wife, Betty, to plant a Christian youth camp on some undeveloped property in Tse Guinea, a rural impoverished village located in northern Haiti. At the time, Tse Guinea was steeped in voodoo, with at least five voodoo temples within a stone’s throw. The […]

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Top 5 Benefits of Summer Camp

  “What are the benefits of summer camp for my child?” This is a question with which I was recently confronted. After 25 summers serving at Frontier Camp, I’d like to submit the top five benefits that I have seen come from camp in the life of a child or teen. Spiritual Growth—It has been […]

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Times of Change

  To quote Anne of Green Gables, I’m so glad we live in a world with Octobers. What other month has the heart of the football season and the MLB playoffs? Which I’m pretty sure is what Anne had in mind when she spoke of her love of Octobers. 🙂 But even outside the best […]

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