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Rave Review: New Life Academy

I just wanted to say a tremendous thank you to the whole of Living Waters staff. I just returned from a trip with my class at New Life Academy and I want to say that you changed my life. I appreciated everything you guys did. Serving meals, leading nature classes, and hanging out with us at the rock wall and swing.

I was - and still am - so amazed at the selfless, serving attitude shown by staff and Siler family. I personally feel convicted of being extremely selfish, and after spending a couple days with all the wonderful people I want to change myself more than ever. I never thought that such giving, humble people could effect me so much.

I've prayed for you all so many times since I have come home, just asking the Lord to keep you sustained, doing the amazing work you do and touching so many lives. Again, thank you for that unforgettable weekend.

God Bless You!
~Macayla S.

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Thanks, Macayla, for your kind words. We hope to see you back at camp in the near future!
~LWBC Staff

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Rave Review: Hope Christian Academy

Dear Andrew and Living Waters Bible Camp Staff,

Our students and staff were very blessed to visit you at Living Waters Bible Camp. From your greeting on our bus to some of the staff gathering to say goodbye, you demonstrated the love of Christ. From the first time I heard about Living Waters, I was impressed that you (the camp and Dennis) would provide and try to meet the camping group’s needs and desires for preaching and teaching. Dennis Siler did an excellent job of relating to the teens and giving them applications that they could relate to.

Your camp offers quite an impressive array of activities and I feel confident that we could return and do quite a variety of different things from what we experienced. The mud bog stories and applications are still being talked about in the halls of HCA. And many kids overcame their fear of the height to conquer the zip line. Several felt this was an area of significant personal growth – that besides the obvious analogy to stepping off into God’s will when we can’t feel His supporting hand. I’ve heard that talked about more than once too. The fort breakfast and all the associated skills challenges were really fun, although I am still disappointed that I couldn’t throw the hatchet and spit the tree in half – after all, I watched Daniel Boon as a kid do it dozens of times on TV!

Personally, I was blessed to have Tim notice that our bus needed some attention with the muffler and then take the initiative to fix it. We made it home safe and I praised God for a brother who was paying attention to our old bus.

Thanks for all you gave to make our Hope High Retreat memorable. I believe that we will be harvesting fruit from the seeds sown there all year long. May God bless you and your families and the ministry of Living Waters Bible Camp.

Sincerely for Christ-like kids,

Randy Krussow
Principal

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Dear LWBC,

I wanted to thank you and your staff for an outstanding week of camp this summer. We sent one of the young guys from our church and he accepted Christ while he was there. His mother stopped me on Sunday while I was heading downstairs to teach Sunday School . She was so excited and kept talking about how great camp was for her son. I’m hoping to use her excitement (and her son’s) to generate interest in bringing several more next year.

Thanks and God bless!

Tim Chaffey
(Director, Speaker, Author - Midwest Apologetics)

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Inspirational Stories: Boy's Camp 2009

From one of our Boy's Camp counselors:

"I left camp on Friday to attend a wedding back in Minneapolis. I decided that I wanted to return to camp after the wedding so I could hear how Friday went and also be there for goodbye's on Saturday morning. So I drove down the hill towards camp at 12:50am Saturday morning wondering if the boys of Ottawa would still be awake. I noticed the lounge light still on at Ottawa as I parked my car. I was so anxious to find out what had happened at camp while I was away.

I walk into Ottawa and Kaleb, Matt and Steve are in the lounge with five campers. They wanted me to guess what had happened that night. It turns out that two of them had accepted Christ and one had re-dedicated his life. They were all just *beaming*. They each told me how they had accepted Jesus into their lives after the Chapel time. They told me about how the three of them stood up at the campfire and told the others of their decisions that night. It was so fun to hear all about it. They individually had each thought through things and made their own decisions for Jesus. Praise God!

We all hugged each other and then sang some praise some right there in the lounge until 2am. Amazing! I could see changes already in each camper. Saying goodbye on Saturday wasn't so hard, since they were secure in Jesus."

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