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

Day 16 of 21

Prayer point: Protection from natural disasters, potential threats, sickness, accidents

I will never forget the Sheepherders Fire of September 2012 that came with a quarter mile of the Camp Wyoba property. The whole mountain had evacuated except me and that was because I made friends with the fire department. I could smell the smoke, hear the crackling of the trees in flames, and see the glow of the fire at night. The fire went on for about a week and it was one of the scariest things I have experienced. I spent most of the week patrolling our property to make sure the fire had not spread. Thankfully we did not have any campers or guests during that week because the smoke was very thick and agitating to the eyes and lungs.

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This was one of the first big experiences that showed me God’s true favor for Wyoba. Psalm 91:3-6 tells of God’s promise of protection and this is a Psalm that I often pray over camp. “Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.” What a beautiful picture of how God shelters us when we trust Him. May God continue to be the refuge and shield for Wyoba.

Prayer: God, today we ask for your continued protection and favor for Camp Wyoba. I want to thank You for shielding our property for decades. Thank You that we have never experienced any lawsuits, lethal injury, accidents, or threats. Lord God, You have chosen Wyoba to be a place of holy ground so we are praying against all sickness, disease, injury, harm, and against all of the devil’s schemes. You are so incredibly sovereign and good and we want more of Your blessings, favor, protection, and presence! Amen.

Resting in His shelter,

Rev. Amber J. Shearer

Day 15 of 21

Prayer point: to be known by our neighbors and make an impact in our community

God calls us to love our neighbors. Wyoba has neighbors and many of them do not know Jesus. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16, NIV). We have a Light and the presence of the Holy Spirit going for us, why wouldn’t we want to share?

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Most of people who live on Casper Mountain know about Camp Wyoba and have visited at some point. They know where we are and they know we are a camp, but do they know we love Jesus? I believe that some do, but I think that there are some who do not. It would be arrogant and selfish of us to just keep Jesus for ourselves and to keep Him contained to our property. We need to be letting our lights shine at a beacon shining across the mountain, into our neighbor’s homes, and reflecting into Casper and across the country.

I have been in prayer about ways that we could reach out and love on our neighbors. This may just be sending them a card to say hello and let them know who we are, baking cookies, or helping them with projects. Would you join me in my prayer of how we can reach our neighbors and community? If you have any ideas, please feel free to share them with me.

Letting my light shine,

Rev. Amber J. Shearer

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Day 14 of 21

Prayer point: Future vision for Camp Wyoba

Proverbs 29:18a says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Vision means “an experience of seeing someone or something in a dream, or as a supernatural appearance.” I love thinking about the vision of Camp Wyoba. I often find myself having dreams about Wyoba. I can even catch myself daydreaming about all the possibilities and potential that camp has. I think that many of us have ideas, visions, and dreams for what we would like to see at Wyoba. Many of the campers would like us to install escalators especially on the trails up the hill to the girl’s side and athletic field. They also want zip-lines from one side of the camp to the other and down to the dining hall. I do not foresee these visions coming true, at least any time soon, but they are dreaming.

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There are many visions that we have for Wyoba and some are more realistic than others. Ultimately though, we need to be praying for visions from heaven, from our Father God. He has the perfect vision for Camp Wyoba that far exceeds our dreams of escalators, filling every bed, being debt free, and expanding our facilities. We need to have a vision of our next steps to be able to continue to move toward fulfilling God’s dreams and deepest desires for the Wyoba family.

Please be in prayer that the leaders of Wyoba would continue to hear and pursue God’s vision for this ministry. Do not be afraid to pray bold prayers of your dreams and visions for Wyoba. We serve a big God that can do anything! May we be obedient in our steps toward making God’s vision happen at Camp Wyoba!

Daydreaming about big things for Wyoba,

Rev. Amber J. Shearer