Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Missions Conference Coming Soon

Conference Schedule

June 23rd - 26th
Sunday 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, and 6:30 PM
Monday - Wednesday - 7:00 PM 

Guest Missionaries

Nathan Roberts Family

A little bit about the Roberts family...

 The Roberts family is currently serving the Lord as church-planting missionaries in 

South Africa.  Both Nathan and Laura were saved at young ages, and were privileged 
to grow up in pastors’ homes. Laura grew up in Indiana where her father pastored two different churches, and Nathan grew up in Mukwonago, WI where his father started Mukwonago Baptist Church and is still the pastor.

As a part of his academic requirements at Baptist College of Ministry, Nathan had the privilege of interning in South Africa with Pastor Stewart Overmiller in the summer of 2008.  It was then that the Lord gave him a love for the ministry and people in Elandsfontein, South Africa.  While working with Pastor Overmiller, Nathan was able to minister with and get to know Laura Overmiller.  It was evident to both Nathan and Laura that God had burdened their hearts for the same ministry and people and that God’s plan was for them to serve the Lord together.  They were married in October of 2010.  

 The Roberts started deputation in the Spring of 2011, and God wonderfully provided enough support for them to fill in for the Overmillers who are now on furlough.  After leaving South Africa in March of 2013, they plan to finish raising all their needed support so that they can continue serving the Lord alongside the Overmiller family in the ministry of Elandsfontein Baptist Church.

 The Roberts family is sent out by Mukwonago Baptist Church, a Bible-believing, independent Baptist Church. 

Marlin Driskell Family

Pastor Marlin Driskell became the Director of Camp Grace in September of 2010 after serving as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Wheatland, Wyoming for over 23 years.

Pastor Driskell was saved at 11 years of age in Casper, Wyoming and went on to dedicate his life to the Lord during a chapel service at Camp Grace in 1970. He graduated from Silver State Baptist High School in Lakewood, Colorado in 1976. From there he went on and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Denver Baptist Bible College in 1980, and a Master of Divinity Degree from Denver Baptist Theological Seminary in 1986.

Marlin and his wife, Leah, were married in 1981 and have three children: Kaylah, Nicole, and Michael.
Pastor Driskell, along with being a pastor, served as a board member of the Inter-Mountain Baptist Fellowship and the New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches. He has served on the Wyoming Republican Party Central and Executive Committees as well as numerous leadership positions in the county party.

Marlin brings a wealth of experience to Camp Grace having served the organization as a Board Member and or Officer (–He has served as President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.–) of both the corporation and the Camping program for the past 25 years. For nine years he ran the Teen Camp program. For numerous years he managed and coordinated the rental of the Campground. For 23 years he has been the maintenance person who organized workdays to open and close the camp. For many years he has been the sanitation person. Since 2005 he has been the EPA contact person accountable for water safety. He has functioned as the purchasing agent for the camp for many years. In addition he has extensive knowledge of Camp Grace’s history, property, operations and finances. For the past 23 years he has compiled and printed the Annual Reports for the Camp.

Leah (Godby) Driskell likewise brings a wealth of experience to the Camp. She was saved at a Crystal Lake Christian Camp in Warsaw, Indiana when she was 8 years old. At 16 years old she dedicated her life to the Lord at the Word of Life Camp in New York. After high school Leah attended Denver Baptist Bible College and received an Associate of Arts Degree in 1979. From 1978 to 1987 she worked in the oil industry as a file clerk, secretary and Executive Secretary.

Leah has been actively involved, working alongside and assisting her husband at Camp Grace for the past 25 years. Her forte is in running a very efficient kitchen. She was the head cook of Teen Camp for 14 years. She has planned camp menus and shopping lists for at least 20 years. She has driven many thousands of miles, in all types of weather, purchasing the camp food and canteen supplies. She has been actively involved in the opening and cleaning of Camp Grace for the past 25 years. She has compiled her own Camp Grace Cookbook.

Leah continues serve faithfully in the camp ministry. She is yet behind the scenes helping her husband by planning menus, shopping, cooking, doing secretarial work and cleaning for Board Meetings, Retreats and special guests.

Together, with our three children we are looking forward to many more years of service to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at Camp Grace.

Bethany Mealy

Missionary Gene McKinley along with his wife Christie and family have been in Mullingar in the Republic of Ireland planting Good News Baptist Church since July of 2005.  Bethany Mealy came in 2010 on a short term trip to assist in a special evangelistic outreach Pastor McKinley had arranged through Christ for Ireland organized by Chris and Zoe Stoll.  This trip resulted in the McKinleys and Bethany realizing that the Lord had brought them together to work as a team in the Irish church-planting work. 
Bethany received a Master of Biblical Studies degree from Baptist College of Ministry in 2008 with the earnest desire to serve the Lord in missionary work in the Republic of Ireland.
Bethany is single and has not been married.
Bethany will continue to be a part of Christ for Ireland, available for assistance with their evangelism outreach in other locations in the Republic of Ireland, while concentrating most of her time with the McKinley’s and their church planting work.
Bethany's Tasks on the Mission Field
Church Pianist
Teaching Music
Teaching Children's Sunday School
Discipling Ladies
Door-to-door Evangelism
Church Contact Database
Editing Good News Baptist's Printed Materials
Assist in McKinley Homeschool
Teaching Piano Lessons

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