A look at the 2014 Vision Dinner Tour and upcoming projects Fifteen down. One to go. I, along with the Development team, spent the better part of a month on the road attending Vision Dinners from San Diego to Stockton and Folsom to Fresno. Tonight we conclude the 2014 Vision Dinner Tour in the city [...]

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Volunteer Profile: Men on a Mission

March 31, 2014

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A Servant’s Heart We are incredibly blessed by many different volunteer groups, which serve our camp and community by donating their time and talents to contribute to the spreading of the gospel that happens here at Hume. Their gift of volunteering saves our camp monetarily and aids our full-time staff in ways that are simply [...]

Behind the Scenes: The Making of the Summer Film

March 31, 2014

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Sharing the Gospel through Video I often think back to the summer before my sophomore year of high school, sitting in Ponderosa Chapel, watching the 2001 summer theme video, Theb Roken. I would sit and eagerly await the next installment, thinking: “Someone actually gets to make this. How do they do that? Where did they [...]

Stand if You Want Jesus

March 31, 2014

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The Power of the Gospel Winter Camp 2014 has seen, literally, thousands of campers come through and experience the winter program. As the 9th and final week of winter camp gets ready to kick off tomorrow, I reflect on the incredible fruit from this season. This winter we focused on John 15:1-18 and wrestled with [...]

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    Hume Away From Hume

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    How to Get the Most “Bang for Your Buck”

    Giving Appreciated Assets I am often asked how to get the most bang for the buck when giving to charity. The answer can really be very simple. If we give to charity, appreciated assets such as stock, mutual funds or real estate, we can avoid the capital gains tax and Medicare surtax. This will allow [...]

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    Why Hume?

    Out-of-State Churches Tell us Why With a myriad of Christian camps between here and there, many churches from outside of California are choosing to bring their students to Hume summer camps. Here are the responses from some of these youth pastors as we asked them the question: “Why come all this way to Hume?” Jamie [...]

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    Behind the Scenes: Life at Hume Lake

    When people hear that I live at Hume Lake, it inevitably leads to a series of questions about what life is like, living so remotely in the mountains. Here’s a little glimpse into the Hume life. Grocery Shopping Let’s just say that living 90 minutes away from Fresno, and the nearest major store, makes shopping [...]

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    Wagon Train Kitchen and Dining Pavilion Update

    Progress Continues As you can see from the pictures, progress on the new kitchen and dining facility is moving forward. Work to demolish the temporary facility literally started about ten minutes after the last student finished breakfast on the last day of camp for Week 10, and hasn’t let up since. Volunteers from Firefighters for [...]

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    Hume International: Thailand 2013

    Camp for Missionary Kids The middle of October found a Hume International team of 13 winging our way to Chiang Mai, Thailand to run two camps for both high school and middle school missionary and “third-culture” kids. God put together an incredible team who had both Hume experience and a passion to share Christ through [...]

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    Hume New England Update

    The Master Planning of HNE Continues Burning buildings. Falling trees. Unearthed boulders. It sounds like a disaster movie but in fact they are all welcomed sights at Hume New England. Sights that signify the groundbreaking stages of the new, highly anticipated location for the future “Main Camp.” Located just up the road from the current “Main [...]

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    Front Row Seats

    Watching God Work Julius Erving, commonly known as Dr. J, was an amazing basketball player. His play above the rim captivated a generation of fans, including me. It is hard to describe the excitement I felt as a high school guy when my family was invited by the chaplain of the 76ers to attend a [...]

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    A Marriage Worth Fighting For

    Marriage Retreats Partner with Between Two Trees Ministries Everyone has been affected by the devastating results of divorce in one way or another. It’s no secret that maintaining a healthy marriage is a daily battle that requires time and effort. Your relationship with your spouse directly affects your relationship with the Lord, your family and [...]

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    Dear Dad

    This is a letter written from Katelyn, a Wildwood camper, to her dad while she was at camp. Dear Dad, Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Wildwood was an amazing experience that will affect me for the rest of my life. I learned so much and from now on, I can only learn [...]

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