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General Updates

If there is one thing I have learned in the last month is that everyday life will have seasons where it insists on messing with your best intentions. If you have been thinking the blog has been a bit more sporadic lately, that is what has been happening. What few people realize is that September at camp is actually a rather busy time for our year-round staff. We have families settling back into the routine of the school year. We have retreat groups here for extended retreats meaning that, this year, we served meals to guest for 17 consecutive days. We spend time evaluating the summer and jump into our fall programs such as our Fall Elderversity, Travel Camp, and Women’s Day Away. In short, life doesn't really slow down all that much in the fall at camp, it simply becomes a different kind of busy for most of us.

It’s my hope and intention to continue to seek out the stories of ministry overseas, especially in the last 18 months, from those who are striving to meet the needs of people around the world and share the love of Jesus in the midst of the challenges brought on by COVID. I believe they are important stories to be told. When I’m able to gather them, I will release them as special editions. In the meantime, I hope you will join us on our Beyond Ministries App in praying for those around the world who live and minister in some of the most challenging countries when it comes to sharing God’s Word. You can download the app in either Google Play or the AppStore. If you would prefer to join us through your web browser, you can do so by clicking HERE.

As we journey ahead, we will be jumping into a topic our Fall Recharge Retreats are going to be focusing on in the coming weeks: Spiritual Gifts. It’s an interesting topic that I hope you’ll enjoy be encouraged by. As always, if you have any suggestions for a topic or series you would like to see us talk about here on the blog, please email me at

Thanks for joining us in this journey of faith!

Sara Heutinck

IOLBC Registrar & BEYOND Ministries Blog Editor


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