Day 21!!! We have arrived!

Prayer point: Thank the Lord for all the ways that He has used camp and will continue to use camp!

It is hard to believe that we have made it to the end of the 21 days of prayer and fasting. We will end the fast tonight at midnight. I am not sure about you, but I have experienced a lot of answered prayers over the past 21 days! Today and in the following days, please take time to thank God for the incredible ministry of Camp Wyoba and all the ways that He is using it to impact our world! Also, please do not stop praying and doing occasional fasts for Wyoba as you feel led.

The idea of doing this prayer and fasting for 21 days is that it takes approximately that long to create or break a habit. It is my hope and prayer that you have gotten into the habit of praying faithfully everyday and that that habit will continue for the rest of your life. I cannot tell you how much richer your life will be when you are constantly in connection and communicating intimately with our God!

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For the next week or so, I plan to share each day a new answered prayer that God has granted Wyoba. Please, please, please share what your answered prayers have been and how God has been leading you over the past 21 days!

Prayer: Thank You Lord, for an amazing 21 days! Thank You for all the ways that You have shown up and have heard each and everyone’s prayers and petitions for Wyoba! You are so perfect in all Your ways and may You get an abundance of glory, honor, and praise as a result of the past 21 days and in all the days to come! Amen.

God is so good,

Rev. Amber J. Shearer

Day 20 of 21

Prayer point: New opportunities (retreats, camps, outreaches, etc.) for Camp Wyoba to be a part of

 

Every year Camp Wyoba gets to serve a variety of people and groups. We need to continue to be in prayer about new opportunities for us to be a part of and ways that we can make a greater impact for Christ. This summer we are hosting a family picnic for people who have had loved ones donate organs to save someone’s life. This is a very unique group of people, but how cool is that? These families will probably be experiencing grief as a result of losing a loved one or be dealing with a loss of an organ that they gave to someone. I think that Wyoba is just the place for them to come because God says that He is near to the brokenhearted and we know that the Holy Spirit will be close to them at camp. Both the Wyoba staff and the Holy Spirit will have the opportunity to minister to them even if they do not realize it.

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Recently, I have had conversations with one of the directors at Uplands Reach Camp and Conference Center located in Millers Creek, North Carolina. He would like to possibly host a football or baseball camp at Wyoba. They would also like to build a partnership with us. We are not sure what that looks like or how it would work, but God is working on something.

We have also put together a committee to plan an event called, “JesusFest.” This would be a Christian music event with vendors, kids games, and a worship service. There is a lot of potential for growth, unity, and exposure. This event is still in the works, but we are hoping to pull it off in the next few years.

These are all amazing opportunities that could grow Camp Wyoba. Please keep these things in your prayers and if you know of possible partnerships to look into, let me know.

Praying for a greater impact,

Rev. Amber J. Shearer

Day 19 of 21

Day 19. T-minus 2 days!

Prayer point: Wyoba 500 (500 people giving $100/year to camp to cover 2016 expenses)

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If you have not yet heard about Wyoba 500 let me tell you a little bit about it. Cynthia Rigsby of Gillette, Wyoming created this campaign. We are trying to get 500 people to give $100 a year to Camp Wyoba to help cover our debt to ABCRM and this year’s operating expenses. Camp Wyoba currently has a loan debt to ABCRM for $162,124 from over the past six years of operating expenses. We are extremely blessed that ABCRM has been willing to keep us financially afloat and allow us to keep this ministry going. However, we need your help!

If you have not yet considered giving $100 or more this year, would you? Please be praying that this campaign would be effective and that would could exceed 500 donors! I believe that God can do big things, but we must be proactive in getting the word out and doing our part.

Prayer: Gracious God, we know that this debt is large to humanly standards, but we also know that You are greater! We come before You and humbly ask that You would raise up people to financially support Wyoba and help us with our operating costs. Thank You for the opportunity to trust You to supply our needs even when it is difficult. Thank You beyond words for providing in the past, even now through the support of ABCRM, and Thank You in advance for how You are going to supply for our needs! Amen.

Petitioning God for the 500,

Rev. Amber J. Shearer

Day 18!

Prayer point: Wyoba Board Chair- Jenita Calton

If you have never met Jenita, you are missing out in life! Jenita has volunteered at Wyoba for a long time and I am so glad to be serving this ministry side by side with her! She has played many roles from cabin leader to co-director and snack shack cashier to Wyoba board chair. She also hosts the AB Women’s Retreat and comes up to camp often to help me with projects. Jenita has a true servants heart, is super handy, creative, and musical. She definitely has a heart for kids and people coming to know Jesus.

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Jenita is another Wyoba leader that sees the frontlines of battle. She asks that you will pray that she may be sensitive and courageous to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Also, please pray for her protection and that God would bless her for all of her leadership and time spent serving Wyoba.

Honored to know this woman,

Rev. Amber J. Shearer

Day 17 of 21

Prayer point: Camp Administrator- Rev. Amber Shearer

I feel like it is selfish to ask people to pray for me, but I learned that I need them more than anything. There is a spiritual battle that is happening because Satan does not like what we do at Wyoba and he does not like people experiencing God. God has placed me on the front-lines in this battle as a leader of this ministry. I can never stress enough the importance of praying for leaders in ministry.

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I cannot tell you how many times God has protected me in situations that could have resulted very badly. My first Fall at camp we had the Sheepherders fire that could have become a potential threat, I survived a roll-over car accident that winter, I have had a mountain lion outside my cabin a few nights, and so many more things. I use power-tools, chain saws, climb ladders, walk on roofs, and drive a 4-wheeler and tractor. There is always potential for danger. However, over the past four summers of working at Wyoba I have only ever experienced a few cuts, bruises, and a mild case of carbon-monoxide poisoning. I would like to keep it that way! God has been so incredibly good to me and has sheltered me from so much danger!

Will you please pray for continued protection and that I will be effective in my role serving Wyoba? That God will grant me strength and endurance during the summer months, and that I will continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you beyond words can express for your blanket of prayers and petitioning our Father on my behalf.

Humbly accepting your prayers,

Rev. Amber J. Shearer