To say I am excited about what is going on at Mount Zion Regular Baptist Camp (yes, that’s the official name) would be an understatement.
First off, there has been a fresh flurry of construction and maintenance. Having received several offerings for the project, we began to invest some serious time in the development of the camp. One of the first things I did was hire a worker to clear off the land in front of our wall.
He is doing this once a month, and the property has shed its “abandoned” look.
Next up, we needed to have electricity and water. Here is the well being dug.
This project is still not complete, but we hope to finish it up in the next couple weeks. Then there is the electric hookup.
In an effort to make things a little more secure and presentable, I had two wooden gates made, and installed at the openings of the wall.
One of the challenges we have had over the last two years is being able to show the entire camp property to folks interested in its development. For this reason, I hired a man to cut trails through the brush, so people can walk the entire length of the property.
I liked the job he did so well that I had him clear out an area towards the back of the camp (behind the hill that gives the camp its name) where people can pitch their tents–and where, eventually, a cabins can be built.
Looking towards the future, we are in the process of negotiating the purchase of a piece of property adjacent to our property that contains a house, and other structures.
And finally, we are praying for the provision of $10,000 to begin construction on a structure that will contain a pavilion and bathrooms that will make retreats and other activities more viable. At the time of this writing we have raised $1,100 of that amount. The structure will be built at the top of “Mount Zion”. It will be built on this space, which we cleared out in July.
If you are interested in contributing to this project, send me an e-mail and I’ll provide you with more details.