Monday, May 09, 2005

A Nice Little Place Up North: This past weekend was the MARBC Men's Retreat at Lake Ann Baptist Camp, up west of Traverese City. Lake Ann Baptist Camp is a very beautiful place. Renovations over the past few years have included a very fine dining hall, a new chapel, and this past year, a new welcome center and office building. The camp has been in existence almost 60 years, and many are the lives that have been touched for good over that period of time.

One of the popular activities at our Men's retreat at Lake Ann is the afternoon golfing at any number of fine golf courses in the area. Not all the men golf, and there are other activities besides golf, but in the three years I've been to the retreat, I've always ended up taking the clubs with me. The courses we've played are beautiful, and the fellowship is good. We play a scramble - best ball format. That takes the pressure off and we can just have fun and get to know one another better.

The preaching sessions are stimulating. Also there are the later night card games and "sit and chat" sessions at the dining hall where the coffee pot is always on. We get to meet other men from other churches in the Michigan area, and that's a neat thing. I really look forward to this early May men's retreat, and I'm already eagerly looking forward the one for next May.

In His joy,

~ The Billy Goat ~

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