PRAYER REQUESTS 2018

May 3, 2018
Upper Missouri Ministries Prayer Requests for Summer Ministries 
  
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” Mark 11:24


Year-Round Staff
Nick Johnson- Executive Director
Hattie Carrier- Associate Director
Keefe Lovgren -  Facilities Director
Taylor Campbell- Retreat Director
Emma Kuester – Office Director
 
Summer Team Members (So far!)
Joseph Tiegen
Tim Wright
Riley Reed  
Ashley Fagerland
Charly Allmer
Nano Shamala
Morgan Steffins
Kaleb Renfro
Katelynn Schroeder
Maari Dolan
Andrew Heller
Jonathon Baccam
Grace Lynch
Aaron White
Taya Helstad
Devontae Riley
Calli Jo Wagner
Jordan Benth
Cassidy Wright
Nathan Jorgenson
Marcus Staley 
 
The people listed above are all part of the team that will share Jesus with hundreds of kids this summer. Please pray that they would allow the Spirit to use them so that the kids who come would see Jesus at work through them. Pray for unity among the team, energy, excitement, growth in their personal relationships with Jesus, humility to serve like Jesus served, and to exemplify the fruits of the Spirit. Pray for their safety as they lead campers through activities, travel to Vacation Bible Schools, rest for the weekends and safety as they spent time outdoors. 
 
We are still in need of a couple counselors for the summer. Please pray that God would call young adults to camp to serve.
 
 
Campers
Each summer, hundreds of campers of all ages come to camp for many different reasons. Some come because they were invited; some because they feel loved and accepted; some because they want to grow in their faith. These campers come from many different backgrounds and experiences—some have never heard about Jesus, while others have heard about Him a lot. Please pray that the campers would experience Jesus while at camp. Pray that they would not be afraid or homesick, for safety in their activities, and for them to feel loved and accepted.  And as camper’s go home pray that they understand that God goes with them. Pray for them to be the light of the world in their homes, schools, activities and communities.
 
 
Areas of Camp
Lodge- dining hall
Waterfront- campers participate in swimming, boating, and mud pit
High/Low Ropes- Zipline, Flying Squirrel, Team building activities
Archery- Learn to shoot a bow and arrow
Campfires- There are several campfire pits around camp where worship times take place
Chapel- Fun skits and worships take place
Torgerson Creativity Center- Campers get to create arts and crafts to learn more about the daily theme                                                                                
Cottages- Fjelstad, Heipler, Christian, Hanson
 
 
Each of these areas of camp are where campers will be this summer and where God works. Please pray that God would work in huge ways in each of the places- whether they are eating, having fun, or getting ready for bed. Pray for safety in each of these places and for campers and staff to know that God is present.
 
VBS Communities
Scobey
Opheim
Plentywood
Bainville
Westby
Watford City
Arnegard
Fairview
Alexander
Williston, First Lutheran
Saco
Culbertson
Tioga
Crosby
Grenora
Ray
 
In addition to our onsite activities, each week UMM sends out teams into different partnering churches to bring a Vacation Bible School to the community. Please pray for these communities to be excited and supportive of VBS. Pray for many kids to sign up and for people in the churches to help facilitate. Pray for safety in travel and during the week, great partnerships in host homes, and for God to move in powerful ways in the camper’s, congregation’s, and the staff’s lives.
 
Guest Groups
Along with summer programs, UMM is available to rent for groups, parties, reunions, and weddings year-round. Please pray for the groups that will be coming this summer to UMM. Pray that those who have never had a relationship and those who may have wondered away from God might have their faith sparked through their time in creation and community. Pray that they would leave camp with a deep desire to know more about Jesus.
 
Sweet Corn & Quilt Festival
Each year UMM has a Sweet Corn Festival and Quilt Auction to celebrate what God has done and as a fundraiser. This year, UMM is excited to celebrate 70 years of ministry! Please pray for the preparations for the celebration, a large attendance, and for God to provide financially. Pray that people would be bold to share about what God has done in their lives through camp so that He might be glorified!
 

We believe that God can do exceedingly and abundantly beyond all that we can ask or imagine as He says in His word! Thank you for believing with us!

UMM STORY

Upper Missouri Ministries is located on 203 acres on the shores of Springbrook Dam. The shore line surrounds most of the camp site, which is on a peninsula nestled in the coulee bottom.

This is a perfect setting for kids and families to experience the Love and Grace of Jesus through time in creation and community that allows faith in Christ Jesus to be sparked.

Children (of all ages) are in need of a place to slow down and reconnect with nature and other people. And we all need to reconnect with the Love and Grace of God found in Jesus. Time at Camp UMM provides experiences in services, worship, study, and quiet time. Campers return to their homes, families, and communities with faith in Christ Jesus that is sparked and with tools that will allow them to weather the storms of life.

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PO Box 111
12601 58th St NW
Epping, ND 58843

701.859.4181
877.859.4181

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