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What strange and unpredictable times we find ourselves in these days. By Faith, we are leaning on God as our source of strength. The last four months have been quite the adventure with many twists, turns, ups, and downs along the way. We had no way of knowing how much we would have to be living in our 2020 theme of “By Faith”.

One of the highlights of the summer at Camp Lone Star is our annual BBQ Fundraiser. This event serves as our largest gathering of friends and family as well as our largest fundraiser for the ministry. As a result of the restrictions in place, and out of great concern for health and safety, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Annual BBQ Fundraiser. Camp relies heavily on the support raised during this fundraiser to sustain operations and ministry throughout the year. So, during the month of July we invite you to be a part of the By Faith Fundraising Campaign.

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19

We believe that God is indeed doing a new thing, here and now in the summer of 2020. We are witnesses to the lives that are transformed here at Camp Lone Star by the power of the Holy Spirit. More than ever, we know that the ministry provided by Camp Lone Star is vital to families who are searching for hope, encouragement, and joy on the other side of this pandemic. You can do something to help impact the lives of campers and retreat guests throughout By Faith Fundraising Campaign.

Your gift helps transform lives through adventurous Christ-centered experiences.

It’s hard to imagine this year without the sound of children laughing their way sliding down the slip-n-slide, singing around the campfire, or dancing through song time. On top of the loss of summer camp, we can’t believe this July will take place without the joy of worshiping together under the canopy of trees or without the delicious barbecue, Wendish noodles, coleslaw, and potato salad filling our stomachs. It’s also hard to imagine a year without the exciting and lively auction, standing in awe at how much is raised by a softball signed by the 2020 summer staff. However, this is the reality we face. Even so, the goal remains the same: to share life-transformation stories and raise support for a ministry we all care so deeply about.

We have set a By Faith goal of $92,000 to be raised during the month of July.

We know that we have a big God who sits on his throne of grace. We know that every good and perfect gift comes from Him. And we truly believe that God is doing a new thing here at Camp Lone Star in 2020, and is preparing us for an even bigger adventure in 2021. We humbly ask you to partner with us in our By Faith Campaign.

Friends, we can’t do this without you. Thank you for all you have done, and continue to do, for this ministry. From the bottom of our hearts, we can’t thank you enough for your continuous partnership over the years, and through this pandemic, to grow the Kingdom of God.

Make sure to select the “By Faith Campaign” if donating online or write “By Faith Campaign” in the memo of your check.



Throughout the month of July we will be releasing videos and updates on our Facebook & Instagram page, as well as our YouTube channel and through e-mail updates. Here’s what you can be on the lookout for:

July 10: Summer 2020 Update | Aaron Littmann
We know God is all-powerful and that He is at work still transforming lives through adventurous Christ-centered experiences no matter the circumstances.

July 17: Letter to our Campers | 2020 CLS Summer Staff
We have 41 incredible servant-hearted college age summer staff who care deeply about our 2020 Summer Campers. Together, they wanted to share their thoughts, prayers, and encouragement to our campers and their families as we navigate 2020 and this pandemic.

July 24: By Faith for Life | Senior Program Staff
Camp Lone Star is about planting seeds of faith, cultivating Christian leaders and growing the Kingdom of God. This year, our senior program staff have learned that our theme of By Faith is not just a summer theme, but it’s a way to live our lives, even during the storm that is this pandemic.

July 26: Virtual BBQ Worship Service feat. Rev. Mark Barz
While we can’t gather together in person to worship, we can gather together virtually. Rev. Mark Barz will lead our worship service with the help of our 2020 Summer Staff. Join us at 10am on our Facebook page and Youtube channel. Follow along with the Worship Service by clicking here to view the Worship bulletin.

July 31: Aaron Littmann | Vision 2021 + BBQ 2021
It’s been a full year in a lot of ways. Even though this year has been different than our plans, we are confident that God is doing a new thing. In this video, Aaron will be sharing about our Vision 2021 plan and how God has been moving and growing His Kingdom through Camp Lone Star even in the midst of this pandemic.



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