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Executive DIrector of Living Water Ministries

2021 Summer Announcement

Dear Living Water Ministries Community, Our facilities at Stony Lake are seasonal, which means that each fall we do the work of winterizing the camp.  Affectionately, we refer to this process as “putting camp to bed.” We drain the pipes, board up some buildings, carefully store equipment and vehicles, and then inevitably winter wraps [...]

By |2021-01-15T09:28:14-05:00January 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2021 Summer Announcement

Summer 2021 Update

Dear Living Water Ministries Community, Fall is a beautiful season.  The cooler temperatures, and the changing colors of the leaves typically provide an opportunity for Living Water Ministries to catch its breath after the close of a successful summer season. However, things feel a bit out-of-sorts this year after a summer of silence at [...]

By |2020-10-07T13:38:08-04:00October 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Summer 2021 Update

A New Day

If you've ever been to Stony Lake you know that the sunsets here are gorgeous.  Whether you've had a chance to sit on the beach at Lake Michigan or watched the sunset during a Living Water Ministries campfire on the shores of Stony Lake you have likely had a breathtaking view of God's creation [...]

By |2020-08-11T17:42:05-04:00August 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A New Day

Food Brings People Together

As August 1st rolled around, a new group of tenants moved into my small apartment building in Detroit. Last night, my roommate and I heard a soft knock on our door. It was our new downstairs neighbor, apron donned, holding a bowl of still steaming, hot food. The gesture was small, yet extremely impactful. [...]

By |2020-08-04T16:44:51-04:00August 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Food Brings People Together

Finding God in Each Other

This week we are humbled to share these well-crafted words by Bridge Builders and MYLA camper Hanisi Smith.  Hanisi's faith and the words she has to share this week provide leadership for us all to follow. We thank God for the work God is doing at LWM and in the lives of  young leaders [...]

By |2020-07-21T19:12:37-04:00July 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Finding God in Each Other

Unprepared for the Unknown

This past weekend, my family had a patio party to celebrate my mom’s birthday. The company, the traditional chocolate birthday cake, and swapping stories around the outdoor dinner table gave us a much needed sense of normalcy. We even remarked at how pleasant it was to be outside, and that we couldn’t believe we [...]

By |2020-07-15T15:58:05-04:00July 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Unprepared for the Unknown

Adult Leaders Have More Fun!

Camp is for the camper, and the adult leaders that accompany many of the youth who attend our programs are campers too!  Find out from Kristen Hause, a youth worker, adult leader, and camp staff alum about how camp creates community for all of God's children...including the adults! I love camp! Specifically, I love [...]

By |2020-07-08T16:54:12-04:00July 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Adult Leaders Have More Fun!

Learning a New Rhythm

Had the pandemic not occurred, I'd be writing to you from the middle of our Abundant Life program.  Approximately 40 adults with developmental disabilities attend Abundant Life each year, filling our hearts with their smiles and joy.  While providing Abundant Life takes a great deal of effort on the part of our staff, we [...]

By |2020-07-15T15:57:29-04:00July 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Learning a New Rhythm

Let’s Interdigitate

With all the things going on in the world, prayer is more important than ever before.  At camp, people from all places and walks of life come together in prayer every day.  It's a powerful way in which the community leans on God and each other.  One of our long time campers, Maddie, shares [...]

By |2020-06-24T09:45:57-04:00June 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Let’s Interdigitate

Let’s Put Our Hands in the Water

It’s dusk, the air is cool, and bug spray is making its rounds. The sun is setting, but anticipation around the campfire is growing as campers wait for the music to begin. But the rumble of guitarists tuning their strings and campers laughing at inside jokes intuitively slows to a halt. A lone voice [...]

By |2020-06-17T10:50:20-04:00June 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Let’s Put Our Hands in the Water
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