Summer 2015 Newsletter



Here at Laurel Lake Baptist Camp we are in the middle of our camping season.  Today, like every day this time of year, has been very busy.  Pulaski Association is here this week, plus a mission team from Georgia, and we are feeding 3 meals a day over 200 people.  The mission team is painting and installing electric and windows in the Prayer Tower. The Lord has blessed us with amazing staff who are creative, enthusiastic and hard-working.  

At the beginning of the summer, God gave us 2nd Corinthians 5:17-21 as our theme. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.  Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.  For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” Our first week together, during staff training, we broke these verses down, word by word, in an attempt to discover what God is saying and how we might apply it to our lives.  We were surprised to learn that IN Christ, we are…

  1. New creatures
  2. Ministers of reconciliation
  3. Messengers of reconciliation
  4. Ambassadors of Christ
  5. The righteousness of God

What a powerful word RECONCILIATION is!  It reminds us that we all were born into this world as enemies of God, and as enemies, we deserve His wrath. But through His son, Jesus, God offers to set His wrath aside and give us a relationship with Him instead. 

From foe to friend, from chaos to order, from hostility to harmony, from war to peace, and from death to life.  Last night as Lisa and I were sitting in the worship service, we witnessed many young people being reconciled to God, and it reminded us why we do what we do.  God has set aside this piece of land, these buildings, those who labor here, and those who pray for and support this ministry for the intended purpose of reconciling wandering souls unto Himself.  Surely, what a great and generous God He is, Who allows us to be involved in His activity here on earth!

Please continue to pray for us this summer!  Once again, thank you for your prayers and support.  We could not do what we do without your help.

Your Partner in Ministry,

Pat Callahan

God is at work in this place!

Laurel Lake Baptist Camp     Phone: 606-528-3522 

578 Singing Hills Road           Fax: 606-526-6791

Corbin, KY 40701                    E-mail: