P. O. Box 634
Grayson, KY. 41143
Rolling Acres Make this time of Camp Meeting a point
of the year that we do join in our efforts to
CAMPMEETING see souls saved and the church as a body
Keyser WV come together in one voice to let all that
August 15-20 live in the area know we care.
Tucked in the hills of West Virginia a few There are seemingly more turning out for
miles outside Keyser West Virginia is a the local county fairs and softball games
small park called Rolling Acres. This park from our church’s than we see turning out
owned by Sonny & Gladys Dodd has for the cause of Christ. That’s a shame.
served the community as a place where
the music that praises our Lord has Pastors encourage your people and set the
become part of the planned activities of example by coming yourself bringing
the area through the year. your church with you in church buses and
This park has been loaned to a ministerial
association for the past 13 years for camp We as Christians must use this time that
meeting that has literally changed lives. may not be strictly a function of your
particular denomination, but a move on
As time has come and gone so have the part of God’s people to reach the lost.
people that for one reason or another have
started to come or ceased to come. There Your church will benefit from the work
was at one time over 20 church’s that done at Rolling Acres. We will not lift up
participated in this effort, but now as it is any one denomination, but we will lift up
with much of the church united activities, the name of Christ to draw all to Christ.
we are down in that number for sundry
reasons. Make your plans now to attend this year at
I am asking all of you who are receiving
this letter in the area of West Virginia and Rolling Acres
Maryland areas to once again get on board
with the Camp Meeting that started out as
a place for area church’s to unite in one Camp Meeting!!!
voice calling whosoever will to come.
future as long as we operate a vehicle to
Bus travel. We also prepare for that through
Break-Down maintenance as best we can. But it is
going to happen and it will always cost.
So to you who make sure the cost is
covered we want to say thank you and
When we last wrote to you we were at a
know God will reward you for your
loss as to what may have been wrong that
the bus would not start or when it did,
why it wouldn’t engage the transmission.
To those of you who are just finding out
about our problem and want to help,
After a short visit with our normal repair
please send any size gift and simply mark
shop we were instructed to take the bus to
it for “Bus Repair”. May God Bless.
Charleston WV where some experts for
the transmission in the bus were located.
After their inspection they informed us
that the bus’s transmission computer had Update
quote “lost its mind” and could not tell We will not at this time be able to
the transmission what to do. So there had complete a new project because of the
to be a new computer installed to the tune extra expenses that have occurred. Bear
of $2969.10. with us we will get it done.
With the cost of the tow bill $600.00 the Ruggles
total would be just under $3600.00 for the
repair of the bus. Camp Meeting
Someone in our e-mail list got wind of the The meeting started with a free for all sing
cost and let several of you know about it that took place in the tabernacle the first
and you have made it possible that all but night as many gathered to sing of God’s
$900.00 has been paid toward the expense great love and grace.
of the repair.
The new president (Pastor Charlie
Thank you seems inadequate but, we are Shoemaker) tackled his first year with
so thankful for you that make sure we are grace. Thank you to all of the camp
financially able to bare the load that counselors, board members for the camp
comes our way from time to time. and those who gave of their time and
substance to make the camps for our kids
We expect the expense of travel and we and adults a time of refreshing for all who
prepare for it as best we can. We also came. May God Bless you is our prayer.
know that mechanical failures are in our
Oh Please!! You don’t have to run to and
Is it fro from doctrine to doctrine, church to
Ho-hum church, preacher to preacher. Make your
time of worship meaningful where you are.
We have downsized our church from a
I am finding more and more as we travel place of Spirit filled, meaningful life
that many are complaining that church is guiding and changing time to, for the most
becoming a dull place to be. Why? Has part a Sunday morning gathering that
God changed? Is it that we have changed? brings the church membership together
once for the week and then we are scattered
Are we looking for the emotional high we in small groups that dwindle before long
get from some other activity that we are into one or two and then we find our church
involved in? What is it that you are has lost its appeal. Really…
wanting from your church experience?
Church isn’t Ho-hum when the church is
Take a pen and paper and list what you together in one mind. We have gotten lazy
think you need for your church to become in our search for a spiritual uplift. We
that place you want to be. After listing hardly prepare for the occasion of worship
those things, take another look at what anymore leaving it up to a team of pep rally
church is supposed to be and see if they type services just to get our attention.
Ho-hum?? I wonder.
Are you able to worship freely in your
church? Is the name of Jesus lifted up? Is
the proper respect shown for God’s
house? Has the place you worship become
just another building? Is God feared in a Help comes in many forms and more often
biblical way? Is the gospel being preached than not the help we get is right on time.
in a convicting way? We are a partner supported ministry that
needs every partner we have and more.
Now after all that I think the question
about our personal investment in the life Send all gifts to:
of our church service bears looking at
again. Frederick Ministries
P O Box 634
Many run to and fro from church to Grayson KY 41143
church looking for that quote “worship God Bless
moment” they can get involved in.
Dan, Jeanie & Mike