It is a New Day at Camp Harris! - 2022
November 1, 2021
UPDATES from "E-Blast" about “It’s a New Day at Camp Harris”
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November 1, 2021
It’s a New Day At Camp Harris . . . You will be seeing this phrase over and over again for the next few weeks. Camp Harris is looking forward to helping our churches step into a renewed experience with the Lord. In order to do this we need to make some major renovations to our camp. The cost of those major renovations will be north of $600,000. The Camp Harris Board is requesting your help to make this possible. What can you do? You can lead your church to designate 1% of your undesignated receipts to the Camp Harris Building Fund “It’s a New Day at Camp Harris” for the next 3 years.
To put this in perspective… If for the next three years …
9 churches would give $10,800 each, $3600 a year, 300 a month, we
would raise $97,200
8 churches would give $8,400 each, $2800 a year, $233 a month, we would raise $67,200
7 churches would give $6,000 each, $2000 a year, $165 a month, would raise $42,000
13 churches would give $3,600 each, $1200 a year, $100 a month, would raise $46,800
15 churches would give $1,800 each, $600 a year, $50 a month, would raise $27,000
The total over three years of giving would be $280,200. Our portion added to the churches in Concord Union Association would be around $600,000.
Please read the attached link to the Camp Harris Board letter outlining our needs and the possibility of raising the funds. Together we can do this with 1% or higher of your undesignated funds. Individuals can give, churches can give, businesses or organizations can give. Together we can give and build for a new day. Call me if you would like me to come talk with your church or finance committee.
December 20, 2021
Bienville & Webster-Claiborne Baptist Associations’
It’s a New Day at Camp Harris,
Goals vs Actual
Given to Date: $58,783.
Praise the Lord, several churches have already committed to give to the “It’s a New Day at Camp Harris” Building Fund. Thank you!
We received a challenge gift from Bistineau Baptist Church for $50,000! Pastor Richard Methvin told me when he heard about the need, his heart was moved to challenge his church to give in a big way! They definitely gave big! Bistineau wants to challenge every church to give sacrificially to our camp. They believe lives will be changed for Christ through Camp Harris.
We also received early gifts from Pine Grove, FBC Castor, New Ebenezer, and New Ramah from Bienville Association and Central, Beech Springs, Ronald Prince Sunday School Class at FBC Minden, and Rocky Springs from Webster-Claiborne Association totaling $8783. That brings us to $58,783. We have also heard from other churches that are meeting to discuss their gifts. Some will give one time gifts, some will be giving monthly. Our goal over three years is to raise $300,000 from the Bienville and Webster-Claiborne Baptist Associational churches. We have also received some gifts in memory of Shawn Kaffka from individuals.
Remember when you give, write on the memo line, “It’s a New Day at Camp Harris”. You can give through your association or direct to Camp Harris. You can make checks out to and mail to Bienville Baptist Association or to Webster-Claiborne Baptist Association at PO Box 1099, Minden, LA 71058-1099. Remember write on the memo line “It’s a New Day at Camp Harris”.
February 1, 2022
Harris Board has Gene Gibson acting as the interim director at the camp. You can contact Gene Gibson for reservations and questions about Camp Harris. His cell phone number is 318-401-3759. Presently, it is best to email the camp at MissionCenter@gmail.com and place in the subject line Camp Harris. We will be getting the regular camp email back on line soon.
Several churches have committed to support our “It’s a New Day At Camp Harris” initiative. Thank you! The Camp Harris Board is requesting you to help us raise $600,000. Webster-Claiborne and Bienville’s share is $300,000. What can you do? You can lead your church to designate 1% of your undesignated receipts to the Camp Harris Building Fund “It’s a New Day at Camp Harris” for the next 3 years. Details can be found at WCBcenter.com. Together we can do this. Individuals can give, churches can give, businesses or organizations can give. Together we can give and build for a new day. Call me if you would like me to come talk with your church or finance committee.