Offering Hope

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Offering Hope

The Door of Hope is a Pregnancy and Family Help Center in Viroqua, WI.  By providing pregnancy and family services they are able to minister to people in their time of need.  On April 8th, Living Waters Bible Camp hosted a special 25th anniversary banquet for supporters of the Door Of Hope. 

The first time event welcomed about 80 area Pastors, supporters, and those generally interested in the ministry.  The program included several speakers:

Sue Berg who started Door Of Hope 25 years ago in obedience to the voice of the Lord.

Rachel Niemeyer,  Director of the Door Of Hope, talked about what is happening now and what the vision is for the future. Rachel shared how, in the past month, the Door Of Hope has had over 90 hours of one on one time with clients in need. This is where they partner with parents emotionally, physically and spiritually through one on one classes and discussions educating them on parenting from pregnancy through the teenage years.

Pastor Bruce Milleman encouraged participants with a pro-life message. Patti Broxham, the newest member of the board, shared a heart-warming story of the provision provided to a new client, as well as video testimonials about other clients and what The Door Of Hope has meant to them.

The banquet opened up with prayer and closed with heartfelt thanks to all in attendance and to all who have been faithful supporters over the years.

Door of Hope leadership said "Thank you to Living Waters Bible Camp for partnering with Door of Hope and making it a wonderful night for us all. Living Waters is truly a wonderful and caring place. They truly serve their community. The wonderful dinner that Living Waters prepared and served made for a great time of fellowship and learning more about The Door Of Hope."

By partnering in ministry with Living Waters, The Door Of Hope achieved their goals of community awareness, fundraising and enlisting volunteers.

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Built On The Rock Training Videos

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Built On The Rock Training Videos

Living Waters Bible Camp strives to reach, train and equip people to be Christ-like servants in God’s Kingdom. We need volunteers like you to join us in our mission this summer. All volunteers must participate in this annual training. Most problems that arise among staff are due to staff not being aware of the "what’s, why’s and how’s" of camp policy.

This training is required by state law, ACA standards and by Living Waters policies. If you were unable to attend the training events you must view the training videos and complete the accompanying worksheet.

The videos are available on the website.  Start your training today!

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ECFA Accreditation

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ECFA Accreditation

Financial Accountability

One of Living Waters Bible Camp's critical success factors is continued financial accountability and stability. To assist in maintaining this standard our Board has asked that camp achieve ECFA accreditation. ECFA is the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.  The council establishes standards of responsible stewardship and offers accreditation to Christian nonprofit organizations. Accreditation requires compliance with established standards of financial accountability, transparency, fundraising, and board governance.


Camp's Office Manager, Brant Hougas, worked hard to ensure that camp's policies and procedures met the required standards. In December 2015, camp achieved accreditation and has sustained it for the past year. We pray that this voluntary accreditation will enhance trust among our donors that their gifts are well cared for and used effectively. 


While God faithfully provides for the ministry at Living Waters, ECFA accreditation will give accountability for the resources provided.

Would you consider a gift to help sustain the work God is doing here at Living Waters Bible Camp?  Click here to donate today!

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Mother Daughter Report

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Mother Daughter Report

Uninterrupted time. Purposeful activities. Biblical teaching. God's creation.

All of the above listed were experienced by mothers and daughters in the Living Water's peaceful valley. 

Our speaker Tara Chamberlain, who is a new friend to camp, encouraged us during three sessions to always rejoice, pray without ceasing and continually give thanks. Tara gave many examples of ways to apply these words from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 by developing daily "home habits."

The 78 participants made the most of the programmed events.  Each mother and daughter enjoyed a time of reflection and prayer during the night hike on the Mockingbird Trail.  We again hosted a "Mother-Daughter Dinner Date" on Saturday night and encouraged the moms and girls (and a few grandmas!) to exchange love letters over a delicious home made pizza dinner. We continued our themed "slumber party" dinner by having a popcorn with candy buffet and a relaxing movie night. 

Despite the warmer temperatures, the guests enjoyed being outside in the melting snow and even made the best of it by having a snowman building contest!

The retreat was carefully and prayerfully planned and guests and volunteers were blessed by the weekend at Living Waters.

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Blockbuster Success

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Blockbuster Success

IS GENESIS HISTORY? is a fascinating two hour documentary film which looks at the biblical, historical, and scientific evidence for Creation and the Flood. The movie interviews more than a dozen scientists and scholars as they explore the world around us in light of Genesis.

Living Waters partnered with the "Is Genesis History?" project and reserved one hundred tickets at the LaCrosse Marcus theater for the February 23rd showing.  We had high hopes of selling all the tickets.  Just two days before the movie's showing we were delighted to discover that, not only did we sell all our tickets, but the entire theater sold out!  The theater added another screen and we started selling tickets again.

Long story short, on Thursday night over 475 people showed up to see the "Is Genesis History?" movie on three different screens!  It was an overwhelming success!  Nationwide, 143,000 people viewed the movie making it the number one movie in America for one night. 

Partnering with the movie provided an invaluable opportunity to tell more people about the ministry of Living Waters Bible Camp.  We pray that those who share our deeply held convictions about the importance of Biblical creation will partner with us in ministry.

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Tithe Your Time

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Tithe Your Time

Out of all the different hot topics discussed today in the media, in our homes, or at church, a rare (and rather sensitive) topic is tithing.

No one really likes thinking about money; how much we make, how to budget it, or how it is actually spent.  So don’t worry; I’m not going to write about it.

Instead, let’s talk about tithing our time.

For those of you who are interested in contributing to camp, but are finding it difficult to make ends meet financially, we would love for you to consider “donating” some of your time (whether it be just one afternoon, or as much as a week) to volunteer your smiling face and serving heart to impact the lives of the hundreds of kids who come to camp every summer.

All you need to give is some time.  In the end our goal, after our "three score years and ten", is to hear the Master say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

Tim, Rae and River Dehnart

Tim, Rae and River Dehnart

The first time I (Rae Dehnart) stepped foot into the Living Waters kitchen, back in 2013, I had no idea what I was getting into.

I’ve worked in a variety of places in the past; some including a kitchen setting and preparing food for people, and I was excited to volunteer and serve God in the kitchen at camp.

When I started, I certainly had the mindset of “what can I do for camp?” or “what can I do to make the camp experience great for campers?”

A great mindset, to be sure, since I came with a servant’s heart. I truly wasn’t doing it out of selfishness. I wanted God to use me in order to positively impact campers and their families.

I had no idea just how much the experience would change me as well.

Working in a kitchen has challenges; but they are often fun, because the Living Waters environment is completely different than a normal “work” setting. People are there to serve God and to reach people for Christ.  I’ve never found a more positive environment to serve, learn, and grow in, than at Living Waters (and the kitchen, especially!)

The best conversations and learning experiences in my entire life have been right there in the kitchen. Serving with other volunteers from all different kinds of backgrounds, with all different kinds of personalities and stories, is a great way to make friends; an opportunity to encourage, and be encouraged.

And there’s good news! You can do it too!  Living Waters is always open to kitchen volunteers!

We would love to have you or your church group come serve with us as we reach, train, and equip servant leaders through the truth of God’s Word, and adventures in His creation.

For more information about how you can “tithe your time” at Living Waters, please visit lwbc.org or call: (608) 634-4373

Written by: Rae D.

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Is Genesis History?

Is Genesis History?  If you ask this question in our society today you will likely receive two very different answers but both of them will be "Yes."  It's kind of a loaded question with a double meaning. 

Ask an evolutionist "Is Genesis History?" and they will likely answer "Yes, because it is an outdated theory that has no relevance in science today."

Ask a creation scientist "Is Genesis History?" and they will likely answer "Yes, we can depend on the Genesis account as the literal history of creation."

From either worldview, the topic of creation is a hot topic in our world today.  Our schools, media and courts assume creation is a myth that has been proven wrong by modern science.  But is that the truth?  Is Genesis History takes a close look at the scientific proof available to us about creation as described in the book of Genesis. 

For one day only Is Genesis History will be available in a movie theater near you.  I encourage you to visit the Is Genesis History website to find a location.  If you are in the LaCrosse area, Living Waters will be hosting the movie at the Marcus Theater.

Join us on February 23rd for this premier creation training opportunity.  Reserve your tickets today on the Living Waters website.

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Volunteer Training 2017

At Living Waters Bible Camp, we foster a culture of missions minded work by providing a platform for service.  If you would like to serve the Lord in mission work as a volunteer in our summer camp programs, you will need to attend one of these training sessions for essential training.
Lombard IL, March 25th
Wausau WI, April 8th
Westby WI, June 10th
Click here to find out more!

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