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Tuesday Tales {gabe}

Each Tuesday, we'll try to post a review, a testimony or a story from someone who has been to Living Waters Bible Camp. We hope you find these stories encouraging and fun to read!


If you've been to Living Waters Bible Camp, you know how fun it is. If you haven't, let me tell you this: you'll never want to leave! I have three favorite camps that I like to go to: Father-Son Weekend, Family Camp, and 3rd-6th Grade Camp.

Father-Son Weekend is an amazing camp for the father and the son to hang out and have fun together in the winter. You can go sledding down a hill that makes you feel like you're never going to slow down, go ice skating on a perfect little pond, have a broom ball tournament where you can build you own team and name it just the way you want it. You also can cross-country ski on a path that weaves, turns and has great hills to practice your skiing skills.

Family camp is a great camp for the family to do fun activities together in July. You can do things like: archery near the woods, swimming at a nearby pool, a hayride through the fields when sometimes you feel like you're riding sideways, and fireworks in Viroqua, a nearby town.

3rd-6th Grade Camp is another camp in the summer that is similar to Family Camp but only 3rd through 6th graders can go. Other than the swimming, hayride, and archery, they have a big water balloon fight on the first day and a game called, "Gold Rush". In this game you try to collect hidden stones, painted gold or silver, and get them across the "safe" line before a counselor tags you and you have to give the stones up. They also have a "Counselor Hunt", which is on the last day, when the kids have to try to find the counselors that hide around the camp grounds.

By what I've told you, I'm expecting you all want to come to this wonderful camp in Westby, Wisconsin... Living Waters Bible Camp!

-Gabe V.



We're Making a Documentary!

Ok, friends - we need your help!

This summer will be the 40th ANNIVERSARY of Living Waters Bible Camp. Pretty awesome, I know! The story of the camp is INCREDIBLE. Several men of God from different churches thought a farming field that used to grow tobacco could be used to one day help everyone who came there "to be more complete in Christ" (the LWBC vision).

And in order to show his faithfulness in a very visual way, we're making a documentary! We are going back and telling the whole story of God’s work, and then we’re ending it by sharing testimonies of people whose lives have been touched by God at Living Waters, in both small and great ways.

But we need your help - we need your stories! Could you share in a short way how God has worked in your life through or at Living Waters? Maybe you could send a photo that includes you and a camper/counselor/friend at camp (with names too!)!

We would love to hear these stories so that we can just get a small taste of what GREAT WORK God faithfully does when His people faithfully obey Him.

We appreciate your help!

--LWBC Staff

p.s. Here are a few ideas of what you could include in your story/testimony:
  • How you were introduced to camp (and when)
  • Important people who encouraged you to go to camp, and your relationship with them
  • Your first impressions of camp
  • Your experiences at camp
  • How the Lord still uses your experiences at camp, today
  • How the Lord is working in your life today
Also, here’s a very general example of what testimony could look like -- to help you out:

"I'm so grateful to have played a small part in the great work the Lord has done through Living Waters Bible Camp. I first found out about Living Waters when I was in college -- our InterVarsity group takes an annual trip to the camp for a weekend retreat in the fall. Driving down into the valley for the first time, I knew I was entering a truly special place. Through the years, I've been able to counsel, go on the Mexico Mission Trip, help out in the kitchen, explore the beauty of the camp grounds, and get to know many members of the full-time and volunteer staff. (The Lord has surely equipped LWBC with some AMAZING staff members!)

I'm constantly in awe of all that the Lord has taught me through LWBC. He still uses memories of camp today, which help me remember how I need to yearn for him and also, to remind me of his faithfulness. To God be the glory!"



Tuesday Tales {amy}

Each Tuesday, we'll try to post a review, a testimony or a story from someone who has been to Living Waters Bible Camp. We hope you find these stories encouraging and fun to read!


We were initially nervous about sending our boys to LWBC for the first time, as we had not visited and didn't know much about it. James and Will were begging to go after their cousins shared with them how much they enjoyed camp the summer before.

In 2008, James attended Boys Camp and Will attended 3rd-6th Grade Camp -- they both came back raving about their experience! What was most striking was their articulation in "boy speak" about feeling spiritually refreshed and enlightened. They had a blast doing all the fun activities like swimming and games, but really expressed a desire to walk more closely with the Lord after their week at camp. I would describe it as a "spiritual high." James said he'd rather go to camp than Disney World! And he asked me if I would consider being a staff in 2009 so he could be a" staff kid" and get to be at camp an additional week.

Sure enough, in 2009, Tim and Mindy Seeley were so gracious in finding a spot for me as babysitter and I was able to bring all 5 of our kids together to camp, while 2 were campers. What a great week of making new friends and basking in the fellowship of believers, not to mention watching the Lord's work in progress as the campers were so beautifully ministered to by the staff. I loved every minute of my time there.

My husband, Joe, has taken the boys to the last two Father-Son Weekends; they come back exhausted but so happy and all have indicated that this is an annual event they won't miss.

The Holy Spirit is alive and well in Westby, Wisconsin. If you haven't had a chance to attend a camp or weekend event at Living Waters, I strongly encourage you to check out this awesome ministry!

~Amy Y.