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Tag: life transformation


Echoes of Grace

by Sarah Jane Souther

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Kelsey was unsure of what to expect as she prepared to meet her Amplify campers in the summer of 2015. Two weeks with a cabin full of thirteen to fourteen year old girls was going to be a high-energy adventure. But she never could have anticipated the work of grace that God would do through […]

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Summer Recap 2022

by Pine Cove

Summer Recap 2022

“Pine Cove set the table for intentional conversations with my kids that I don’t usually get to have.” — Bluffs family camper “This is my first year at Pine Cove. I did not think I could ever be saved, it wasn’t in the cards for me. But now I realize that sin doesn’t define me […]

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A Sticky Note Prayer

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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“It was so clear that God was implementing every single detail and answering every little prayer,” Mallory recalls as she tells her story of seeing God’s faithfulness at camp. “And during weeks one through nine, there were times of doubt, but I was still in continual prayer without even realizing it. All throughout those nine […]

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Wrangling For Jesus

by Katelyn Sullins

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Their alarm clocks often buzz at 4 am, there’s more dirt under their fingernails than you’d find in a sandbox, and their jeans may or may not be stuck on because of the 100-degree heat, but you’ll rarely find one without a big smile on their face. They’re the Pine Cove wranglers, and they really […]

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Finding Her Foundation

by Madi Telshow

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When Storye Molinar first entered the gates of Silverado as a second grader, she had no idea how much of a spiritual backbone Pine Cove would be in her life. Her sister, ten years older, had grown up going to Outback when it was the only youth camp in Columbus, and Storye was chomping at […]

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Summer Recap 2021

by Kristen Murphy

Summer Recap 2021

“I learned to trust Jesus and the Lord. Before this week I had accepted the Lord but didn’t know how to really trust Him. I finally found out this week what it looks like to really trust Him and accept Him.” — Outback camper “Getting to connect with so many like minded people has been […]

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More Camper Quotes 2020

by Anna Birch

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Every single week, our staff prepares for Bible studies, activity classes, and theme nights, but ultimately, the Holy Spirit is preparing the hearts of campers for some serious life-change. Even seeing just a glimpse of what He has done for these kids and families leaves us grateful to be a part of it all! Here […]

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Favorite Camper Quotes So Far

by Anna Birch

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A week (or two!) of camp can be the catalyst for major life change in a camper. God uses everything from Bible study to songs at Club to activity classes and more to soften hearts. One of our favorite things is getting to hear from campers and parents about what they learned during their stay. […]

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Camp for Life

by Jenny Lay

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On the evening of February 3, 2013, Kimberlie Brashear watched the Baltimore Ravens face off against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. She was snuggled up on the couch, taking in the game with her two kids, Meredith and Christopher, and their father, Bob. They had been divorced for five years, but they […]

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The Magnetic Force Behind Every Story at Pine Cove

by Grant Wilkie

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“Spins, will you pray with me to help me accept Jesus?” These eleven words have been seared in my mind since they were spoken to me on July 23rd, 2019, the second Tuesday of Overflow D (Week 9). They have become a part of me, a driving force within my story. This summer, I was […]

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