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God Has Mark

By Isaak Ross - Winter Camp youth leader Proverbs 3:5 says: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding." For many Christians this can be the most daunting challenge in God's word. Especially when you have a brother with a disability, spending his first night away from home at 19 years old at a winter retreat. Mark Ross was born on December 4, 1995. He was the third boy born into a happy, loving Christian home. It didn't take long for God to shake things up. The oldest brother was in third grade and I, the middle brother, was in first grade, when Mark… Read More

By Ben Herr |

Summer Camp 2014 Theme Reveal (with Josh Foley)

If you've attended Black Rock Retreat's summer camp in the past, it's likely that you've already received a brochure for the 2014 summer camp program in the mail. But, if you haven't, or even if you have and you just want to better understand this summer's theme, you'll want to read on. For this very special interview, I had the pleasure of interviewing a man I respect a great deal. He's been the Summer Camp Director at BRR for the past four years, with 2014 being his fifth year on the job. So let's just get right to it, shall we? Patrick: Joshua Foley, what is the 2014 theme? Josh:… Read More

By Ben Herr |

Summer Camp Countdown: 2013 (with Matt Butera)

Last summer. It really wasn't that long ago, was it? For some of us, it feels like just yesterday. For others, they can recount so many important events between August and December of this past year, perhaps it feels like a whole new era. In summer 2013, the theme was "HELP!" with theme verse Romans 7:24-25... "What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God's law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin." (NIV) Before… Read More

By Ben Herr |

Summer Camp Countdown: 2012 (with Peter Fenton)

Summer 2012 wasn't all that long ago. But that didn't make it any easier for our interview guest, Peter Fenton, to unpack all the memories from his first summer on staff. In 2012, the theme was "Backward." That did not mean "wear your shirt backwards," though I'm told that did happen a lot. To learn more about that theme, and what all happened in summer 2012, we turn to Peter. Enjoy! Patrick: Before we get to the Black Rock Retreat memories, I wanted to let our readers know a little bit more about you. Give us some background! What's your story, and where are you now? Peter:… Read More

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