The last several months have been a wonderful rollercoaster experience at Trout Lake Camps. First, we have seen God’s miraculous protection over our construction volunteers and staff who serve at camp. Second, on Sept 22, 2005 we received the “green light” from Crow Wing County Planning and Zoning about our new master site plan. The bottom line is we can construct everything we applied for and our setback from the property line was reduced from 200’ to 50’. Third, we received the largest one-time gift in the history of the Minnesota Baptist Conference of 1,000,000 dollars which was completely designated to camping ministries. God’s perfect timing and the hard work of Truett Lawson cultivating this relationship could not have come at a better time as Timber Ridge building funds were exhausted.
Personally, I believe we are approaching the most exciting times in the history of Trout Lake. With Timber Ridge almost ready to launch its summer camping programs, we are posed to have the greatest number of kids and teens hear the life changing message of Jesus Christ in 2006. Would you be praying with me that the Holy Spirit would continue His work with guests and staff at Trout? Also, we ask you to pray that God would give the camp staff discernment and Godly wisdom as we prepare for the future.