After last summer's tragedy, the Staff and Board made the decision to cease swimming in Houston County Lake and to build a swimming pool. However, it was additionally decided that we would honor Hudson's memory by not having a broad campaign. Instead, one letter was written to David Weekley, a homebuilder and friend of Christian camping. David had heard about the tragedy and immediately stepped up to help by issuing a $200,000 matching challenge to our Board of Directors. The FC Board accepted and met the challenge through personal giving, friend-raising and talking to a small core of current camp donors. A few months later and we have a pool.
Campers and their families have responded. Prior to announcing the pool, we were 20% behind in camper registrations compared to this time last year. Since the announcement, we are now just 8% behind and continuing to gain ground. God is faithful. He is preparing us for a great harvest this summer. Please be praying for all aspects of the camp ministry this summer.