Raccoon River Bible Camp

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Raccoon River Bible Camp is located in Iowa just a few miles east of Carroll. I attended Bible College with the director Jan Kolar. It was good to see him and his wife again and serve the Lord with them at camp. We were there for both Junior I and Junior II weeks of camp from July 6 -18, 2014. Each morning I presented my seminars on apologetics — what every camper needs to know. I covered things like Inspiration, Deity of Christ, Creation, and Why the Just Suffer. For the evening service the messages were presented through ventriloquism and object lessons.

RRBC01During the two weeks we saw 9 Salvations, 6 for assurance, 9 Dedications, 4 responded specifically for missions and 12 were seeking a closer walk with God. At the campfire we rejoiced in those who shared openly their faith in Christ and their desire to serve the Lord. We left camp with a warm heart rejoicing in what God has done.

On Monday, July 14, Jane went to Waterloo and picked up Caleb as he was transported to Iowa by a church work crew that had helped in Pierceton, Indiana at Bethel Baptist Church where Jane’s brother Jim is the pastor and her parents John and Jean Baughman serve. Caleb had spent the previous 10 weeks in Indiana finishing his sophomore year; working with Grandpa, Grandma, and Uncle Jim; and enjoying time with his cousins. He also spent three weeks with our good friends the Ross’ and Pastor Johnson in Gonzales, Louisiana on the weekends and at Gospel Singers of America in Mississippi during the week where he studied singing and piano.

The trip back to Arizona took three days. We were able to attend Sunday morning service at Bible Baptist Church in Russell, Kansas. [It was a pleasant surprise to be reacquainted with Pastor Dale Lane who attended Faith Baptist Bible College at the same time I attended.] In the evening we stopped in Colorado Springs at Rustic Hills Baptist Church. Having three drivers on the return trip made the trip much shorter.

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