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In a couple hours we will head to Madison, Wi for the night; and then to Super C at Polo, Mo for another week.

It has been a fantastic two weeks. There is something indefinably blessed about Crescent Lake. I first came here in 1979 to do a winter retreat; and have been here just about every other year since.

I’ve spoken at somewhere around 40 – 50 camps; and CLBC is by far our favorite. Some camps have better “toys” and such; but CLBC has, well, a “Presence”, a peace, an arena for ministry that is not matched.

Why? My guess is because 75 years ago two pastors knelt by the lakeside and asked God to enable them to build a camp that would reach lost youth and disciple teen Christians. Their pleas were heard and singularly answered…and that heavenly answer continues.

If you have ever been at CLBC, I imagine you know what I mean. If you haven’t, and you are ever near Rhinelander, Wi; I urge you to visit. It’s not the staff (or certainly the speaker), it’s not the “administration” (I’ve been through four or five directors)…..it is some fingerprint of God that I can’t define.

Pray for the senior high campers as they return to “real life 101.” Camp, any camp, is great; it is a taste of heaven; but it is not “real.” Now the students go back to the war zone. “God our banner” goes before them, but I pray they “fix their eyes on Jesus” as they go.

Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

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