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Chronicle readers help Gander Brook Christian Camp survive the winter


Gene Britton, left with white cap, joins other men who study and reflect on God’s word around the fireplace in the main lodge of Gander Brook Christian Camp in 2008. (Photo by Bobby Ross Jr.)

We shared the bad news back in November:

Gander Brook Christian Camp in Raymond, Maine, desperately needs donations to make it through the winter.

Now, here’s the good news, via Don Keiser, a Gander Brook board member who edits the camp’s newsletter:

“Due to the recent appeal in The Christian Chronicle, Gander Brook Christian Camp, located in Raymond, Maine, has received sufficient funds to carry us through the winter months. This means that at our upcoming board meeting, we can concentrate on discussion and decisions which will improve the camping and spiritual enrichment experience of campers this summer, without having to allocate funds back to old bills. We can continue to positively impact the lives of our young people and adults, and ultimately the church in the Northeast. We extend our sincere thanks to the Chronicle and to the many generous contributors across the country.”

Keiser, minister of the Southern Aroostook Church of Christ in northern Maine, said that the camp needed more than $6,000 in donations and exceeded that amount.
In 2008, I wrote a feature on Gander Brook and its role as a place of refuge and fellowship for Christians in New England.

  • Feedback
    Thanks for the nice follow-up article, Bobby. We currently have lots of snow here in Maine. God bless and keep up the good work. Brad Shaw, Westbrook, ME. Gander Brook Christian Camp board member
    Brad Shaw
    January, 13 2011

    Thanks, Brad! No snow here in Oklahoma, although it’s been chillier than usual.
    Bobby Ross Jr.
    January, 13 2011

    I want to extend my thanks as well. As Gander Brook’s treasurer it is my hair that would have fallen out worrying about the bills. The response was tremendous, and we truly appreciate it! Gander Brook means a lot to the Christians in the northeast. Part of the great thing about the response you helped generate was hearing from people from all over the country who have had their lives touched by Gander Brook at some time.
    God bless,
    Bill
    Bill Jenczyk
    January, 13 2011

    I am glad to see Gander Brook Camp has the needed funds. I preached in Concord, NH, 4 1/2 years in late 60’s and early 70’s. I shall never forget the summers I spent as Camp Director. My heart ached that I could not help them in time of need.
    LLOYD OVERBY
    January, 20 2011

    I am so thankful for the help for Ganderbrook. It has a very special place in my heart as I attended there as a young person. I would not be the Christian that I am today had it not been for the influence of the dedicated Christians in New England. God’s blessings.
    Fran Brooks Kramer
    January, 20 2011

    I can’t begin to stress how important this camp is and how wonderful the gifts to the camp are! Thanks!!!
    Jodeo
    January, 20 2011

    Just wantd to say thank you to the Christian Chronicles for getting the messge out and providing the support the camp needed to secure the funds we needed. It’s so important to our youth in New England to have a place where they can meet and learn from fellow Christians. To all who gave, a God Bless You and Thank You.
    Bob
    Bob Prestridge
    January, 31 2011

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