Adding to Community

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director This summer we added two community gathering areas – affectionately called “hex swings”. Campers gather here, sometimes for Bible Study, sometimes to pray and sometimes to enjoy conversation (a really good thing these days).  As one of many Christian camps in PA, we see the value of community.   Children…

Mr. Aaron! Mr. Aaron!

“Mr. Aaron!   Mr. Aaron!” “Yes?” I replied. “This is really weird, but after that service I feel awesome.” Said a camper who had encountered Jesus Christ.   I told him that it wasn’t weird, but what happened when Jesus cleanses us from sin. Last night as Energizer 3 Camp (Grades 2-5) chapel was coming to a…

Praying for Camp Counselors

By Stephanie Ziebarth, Barnabas Mentor Coordinator Camp counselors need your prayers. I spent almost all of the summers of my youth serving in camping ministry, mostly as a junior or senior counselor, followed by women’s head counselor. I dealt with heart-breaking situations, including campers resistant to the Lord working in their hearts, as well as…

Do you crave God’s Word?

By Stephanie Ziebarth, Barnabas Mentor Coordinator My daughter Abigail and I witnessed a sacred moment the other day. May the beauty and power of it stay with us always. Abigail graduated from the 4.12 Leadership Training Program last month. Sadly, serious health problems prevented her Barnabas mentor, Gladys McCrae, from attending the event, though we…

A Very Successful Program

“I’d say the program was a great success!” By Stephanie Ziebarth, Barnabas Mentor Coordinator Last week I dropped off a prescription at a local pharmacy and did some browsing while I awaited the medication. At one point, I needed assistance and was pleased that people both in front of the counter and behind it were…