Friday, September 2, 2016


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September 2016
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September 2016
John 3:30 
He must become greater; I must become less.

  1. We praise the Lord for a staff and board of directors who desire to see many lives touched by God at Spruce Lake. 
  2. Great summer of ministry at Spruce Lake - lives continue to be changed for Christ!  I am excited to say that at least 10 campers asked Christ to be their savior this summer.  Nine are from Wilderness Camp and one is from Day Camp.  At least 4 campers were baptized; we found out that one staff member was baptized this past weekend at her home church, too!  There were also over 20 re-commitments at WC. Over all, WC and DC served just shy of 1,000 campers this summer.  God truly blessed the summer! 
  3. We know of at least four adults that accepted Christ as Lord and Savior at Spruce Lake this summer!   
  4. Sib Nafziger Charles, Spruce Lake Board Member and Community and Church Relations Manager Joni and Friends Eastern PA shared the following praises from their three weeks at Spruce Lake this summer!           
    • A dad of multiple children with disability came to know Christ during a Joni and Friends Family Retreat.   Another praise with this one is that the family just moved and one of our JAF volunteers is a pastor of a church very close to where this family now lives and we got them connected.  This pastor has agreed to disciple the dad that accepted Christ.  Love the Body Christ of Working together.
    • Between the three Joni and Friends Family Retreats we had the privilege of serving over 130 families affected by disability.  What a joy to honor, love, and celebrate all these precious families.  Most important we had opportunity to literally be the hands of feet of Jesus to the parents, siblings, and the children/adults with disabilities!                            
  1. Please pray that God would prepare the hearts of the arriving guests for what He wants to teach them while they are here. 
  2. Pray for wisdom for each one involved in creating the 2017 Budget. 
  3. Pray that we might have the opportunity to point people to Christ through the upcoming Labor Day Weekend Events, Women's Retreat and The Trinity Tour Motorcycle Ride.  
We pray that you are growing closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
In Christ,
Dave Trout
Director of Advancement

Labor Day Music Fest
September 3 & 4, 2016
Todd Agnew & Susan Dodge

Christian contemporary artist
Todd Agnew, September 3rd
is the 
creator of the #1 hit singles "Grace Like Rain," as well as all-time fan favorites like "My Jesus," "In the Middle of Me," and "Your Great Name.".  

Sue Dodge, legendary gospel vocalist has been highly visible on the gospel music landscape for many years, appearing with The Gaithers, at the Grand Ole Opry, on The 700 Club and more. She's
a four-time DOVE Award winner for Best Female
Vocalist and is a member of the Gospel Music Hall
of Fame
All Concerts are FREE!
Women's Retreat
September 16-18, 2016
Gwen Smith

Come join us for a fabulous weekend with the ladies.  Gwen Smith, speaker, author & gifted musician will lead us in worship and teaching.  Donna Godshall & Jesse Seneca will also be here for breakout sessions.  Come connect with the Lord and meet up with friends.  This is filling fast so don't wait to make your reservations.Click here for more information.

Reservations are filling and we have limited space available. 
Please call: 800-822-7505
The Trinity Tour
October 8, 2016
Pocono Raceway

Spruce Lake & the historic Pocono Raceway have teamed up for exciting laps around the famous "Tricky Triangle." Ride to SL, have lunch and then head to the track to exceed with speed.  Our Trinity Tour offers YOU the opportunity to make lasting memories and support our Outdoor Education Ministry. 

Sponsorship's Available
$250 and $1,000 

The Ride is happening soon and we would like to add your sponsorship to our t-shirt.  

Please contact me right away!

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