Campers On Mission Spring
It is time for Camper of the Year
nominations for 2014. The award will be
presented at the Fall Rally. Please send
your nomination along with the reason you feel this person or couple should
receive the award. Please e-mail to
Charlene Carter @ email@example.com by
June 15th. We have a number
of deserving members but we can only select one/one couple.
Our National Rally is
in Marion, NC at the Tom Johnsons Rally Park from June 16 - 18, 2015. You may still go if you wish even though you
haven't made reservations. You may go to
campersonmission.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We met at Linden Valley
Conf. Center in April for our Spring Rally and there were 29 members
present & 3 visitors. We got quite a
bit of work done including staining boardwalk, building Steps going down to the
river, repair walkway lights, set post for hammocks, repaired old steel wheel
hay wagon, roofing, cleaned fountain, landscaping and painting. We had daily devotions, food and fellowship
and felt God's hand with us. Wish more
of you could have been there.
Tim Bearden is now our new
The Regional Reports given
were as follows:
East TN They
had 13 members working at Carson Springs on March 15 - 19, 2015. They stayed in the Lodge and had great meals
& fellowship. With devotions each
morning and work throughout the days. They had to vacate on Thursday because of
paying guests coming in.
Their work included
removing and replacing ceramic tile on the Dining Room hall wall near the tray
Removing & replacing
insulated water pipes that had frozen and installed a new water cutoff
Replaced damaged sheet
rock in the Activities Building.
Completed two small
painting projects in the Conference Center.
Repaired sheet rock and
painted two class rooms in the Chapel.
Assisted housekeeping with
room change outs and general cleaning.
They plan to do some
midsummer work at Harrison-Chilhowee but the date has not been set yet because
of Walter Grubb's illness.
This is planned sometime
before school starts back in the fall.
If anyone (in Middle or West) is interested in helping in this project,
just e-mail Joel @ OBRIENJOEL@AOL.COM. He will send out information to all as soon
as the date is set.
Middle TN Our
work project at the Brentwood Bap. Children's Home was on Nov. 9th -
14th, 2014. We had a great
time and got a lot of work
Our work included:
Remove water damaged
drywall and carpet in one cottage.
Removed water damage
Ceiling Tile in Tudor House kitchen.
Various landscaping &
Admin Building Strip wall paper in one office. Did painting in 4 offices and Copy Room. Replaced counter top and sink in Copy Room.
Added 4 electrical duplex outlets in Office. Removed cabinets and capped water lines in
upstairs storage room.
We were entertained on
Sunday evening by Bill & Jeanine Walker.
FBC, Monterey, TN, Feb. 26 -
Mar. 10, 2015
As a result of the Ice Storm
a lot of work was needed in this Upper Cumberland Region. Four members were at this work site.
Joe Carter went to a
meeting and was assigned to be the Electrician because they had no one there
that could pull permits. Four guys went
with him and did most of the electrical work because Joe got sick. They repaired 12 electrical service entrances
to family's that could not afford to hire an Electrician to make repairs. They shared the Gospel with people they came
in contact with, some seeds were planted and prayers answered.
Also a couple worked with Chain Saws on the Cumberland Plateau in February.
Linden Valley Conf.
Center, Mar. 2 - Mar. 4, 2015
There were 14 members at
this work site. Several couldn't go
because of the Monterey project.
The men worked on removing
and replacing carpet in the Conference Center conference rooms at the end of
the building. Team work made it possible
to complete a week long project in 2 ½ days before freezing weather moved
in. The group worked long hours and
worked in shifts. Great plan.
The ladies did cleaning in
the Dining Hall, washed curtains and made a 10' x 80' Privacy Panel for the
Devotionals were held each
day at noon and all were blessed by feeling God's love in the accomplishments
through these tasks.
From October, 2014 thru
April of 2015, a West TN COM Prison Ministry Team went to a local TN State
Prison most every Thursday night to have worship services with the Inmates in
two different area Pods. Several
Professions of Faith were made and many rededications made during this reported
In late October a team
assisted a church in the Chicago area with Tree work.
Also in October, at Linden
Valley, some members assisted the West area RA ministry during a Camp-O-Ree
event with some support needed.
From last Fall's Rally
until the Spring Rally, 2015 a group of members placed and presented about
5,000 Gospel Tracts at prisons, small rural churches, Mission/Ministry Fairs,
and business office locations.
In November, 2014, a team
cut and prepared firewood for heating to help an elderly person.
In January, 2015, a group
ministered to and helped elderly persons with tree issues caused by the winter
In February, 2015, members
helped the Bartlett Baptist Children's Home with tree problems.
Also in February a team
presented a TN COM Ministry Display during a 7 day Mission/Ministry Fair event
at a large Memphis church.
Apparently there has been
some West TN COM members who have been involved in some Mission/Ministry
activities that has not been reported to our Coordinators Team. Please report all activities that you do to
We have received two
resignations from COM. They are Ken
& Sue Stout and Mike Semich. We are
sorry they have medical problems and do not feel capable of serving anymore but
if they feel like joining us in the future, we will be happy to have them.
Our Fall Rally will be on
Sept. 25 thru Oct. 2. Meeting will be on
the 25th & 26th and our work week is the Sept. 28th
thru Oct. 2. It will be at the Boys Ranch in Millington, TN. Put it
on your calendar. Let's have a GREAT
Love in Christ,
Joe & Charlene Carter
TN COM President & Secretary