April 2019 Prayer Letter
Camp Bossier’s Advisor, Mentor, Inspiration
Dr. Ken Hay—Home with the Lord
With passion and fervent zeal for God, ministry, and young people, Dr. Ken Hay launched into a dream for a quality Christian camp that would point young people to Christ and challenge them to live for the glory of God. The year was 1969, and the camp known as The Wilds in the mountains of North Carolina was launched. Now, 50 years and half-a-million campers later, God has forever changed hundreds of thousands of young lives (and older ones as well) through the ministry of the Word of God at The Wilds. Following the success and blessing of this camp, another inspiration came into the heart of Dr. Hay. It was to share this camping concept with mission fields around the world through a division called CampsAbroad. This is where MFH came into the picture—by God’s amazing grace.
Prior to the devastating earthquake of 2010 in Haiti, God spoke to our hearts concerning a camp in Jacmel. Tom and I were in partnership with Pastor Dieupie Cherubin and Hosanna Ministries. We invited Dr. Hay to visit Jacmel to see an oceanfront property that early missionaries had purchased but not developed. Graciously, Dr. Hay took us under his wing and began making plans to bring CampsAbroad to Haiti. Tom and I began praying, “Dear Father, will You please show us how this camp can become a reality in Jacmel in order to reach the youth of Haiti?”
Prayer and planning began. How would we get the funds to build? Who would build it for us? Who would be our camp director? Step by step the Lord put all these things together. A casual barbeque was planned to raise the funds. The Lord had already blessed us with Walt Rumminger, church builder, and construction executive, for whom we praise God. But who would be our camp director? The Lord worked through a series of failed pursuits for Salomon Cadet to get into graduate school, and through that He showed us that Salomon was the one to lead the camp. Without delay Dr. Hay requested a visa for Salomon, and he was signed up for the CampsAbroad training.
Seven years and three thousand campers later, the blessings at Camp Bossier are too many to tell. Hundreds have come to Christ, and hundreds have been discipled and delivered from Satanism and immorality, turning their lives around from the world, the flesh, and the devil. This summer will be our eighth year. Please consider having a part with us in our scholarship program. Without this program it would be impossible for any young person to attend the camp since the Haitian economy doesn’t provide any type of work opportunities for young people. However, in order to develop appreciation for the excellent accommodations, each camper is required to participate in a small financial way. More than ever before, scholarships are so badly needed – especially with currency devaluation and rampant inflation. These scholarships are $45 per camper. Thank you for your help and for your prayers!!
With thanks to you and gratitude in our hearts to God for you,
Tom and Sarah Bennett
PS. Please keep the delicate political situation in your prayers. It has affected every sector of their life. We are praying that this situation will bring a spiritual revival. Thank you, dear friends.