Reunion Week - Promises revealed
Time & Location
About The Event
Wednesday night, July 10 -- Grahme Spear -- to talk about the charismatic prayer meeting that started in Carman in which Grahme played a leading role, and involved others such as Pastor David Friesen, Ron Penner, John Driedger and Charlie Braun, and how this group developed a vision for a Spirit-filled Family Camp in southern Manitoba. Grahme to focus on the pre-camp days.
David Friesen -- to talk about efforts to locate property for the camp, and how the Altona Radio Station CFAM got on to the story, and how this led to the connection with Bob Avery which eventually led to the purchase of the property at Avery's Resort in 1979. This night we will be having a community camp fire.
Thursday night, July 11 --John Drieder -- to also talk about his involvement with the original prayer meeting in Carman, and as one who also played a role in the original steering committee, and who took on a more prominent role after people like Ron Penner and Roger Armbruster moved away from Manitoba in 1980. John's role was significant during the 1980's, and I believed he helped greatly to keep the camp true to its original vision to be a family retreat centre for all denominations, and not to become a local church in itself, or a closed community, which was not the original vision.;
Friday night, July 12 -- Ron Penner -- to talk as one who was a part of the Carman prayer meeting, but who also went on to have a role as a part of the original steering committee that purchased the camp property, and of his role during the first two summers as one who coordinated praise and worship in 1979 and 1980, I believe.
Saturday night, July 13 -- Birthday Party and vision casting evening.
Happy 40th Anniversary Rock Lake Ministries
Sunday morning, July 14 -- Vic Neustadter -- to talk about the role that he played as one who lived in the area near Rock Lake and who started attending the camp from the very first year in 1979, and who ended up playing a prominent role as camp director, particularly during the 1990's and beyond. Vic and Jeannie paid a big price for their commitment to the camp when their son Randy was drowned while trying to rescue another camper during the summer of 1994. The Sunday they speak will mark the 25th anniversary of their son's death. There will be a special tribute to Vic and Jeannie's son Randy on that final Sunday morning as a fitting tribute to the price that some of the pioneers have paid in order to see the camp vision stay alive.