In April my family and I had the privilege of going on vacation with some of our extended family to Maui, Hawaii. We stayed in a VRBO house. To get there, one needed to turn left off the Hana Highway, just past the coconut stand, and go two miles down a dirt road. The house […]

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July 2, 2016


Behind the Scenes: High Adventure

July 2, 2016


Experiences in the Trees For more than 20 years Hume Lake Christian Camps has been using adventure activities such as high ropes courses as tools for reaching people for Jesus. The question begs, why? Why participate in “risky” activities? Why challenge ourselves physically and mentally? Why push ourselves to engage in an activity that scares […]

When “Thank You” Isn’t Enough

July 2, 2016


Hume Staff Gather to Show Gratitude We all say “thanks” many times every day. Sometimes it means very little and other times we have so much gratitude that “thank you” only scratches the surface of how grateful we truly are. Two thousand and fifteen was quite a year at Hume with the Rough Fire growing […]

Church Spotlight: Sierra Bible Church

July 2, 2016


Why Hume? Over the years I have spoken with youth pastors that thought they had issues with Hume. None of them actually take kids to Hume, so for what it’s worth they would say things like “I don’t want my kids to go up and get a ‘Hume high’ only to come back down the […]

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    One Year Later

    This week marks the one year anniversary since me and my Hume community were evacuated due to the Rough Fire. How are we doing, one year later? After spending five or more weeks as refugees? August 18, 2015, Evacuation Day I’d say we’re an awful lot like some of the hillsides around Hume Lake. We […]

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    Giving it Twice

    Consider a Charitable Remainder Unitrust During this past year, two couples used an innovative way to secure a lifetime income stream while leaving a gift to Hume Lake. By donating property into a Charitable Remainder Unitrust, these families created a charitable income tax deduction to be used for this year, they by-passed the capital gains […]

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    A Larger Vessel

    Chapel Renovation at Hume New England I do not know when it was built, but I do know why. It is not anything special to look at but its beauty is neither in the walls nor the rafters. What makes it great is not in the furnishings or the fixtures. Its true beauty cannot be […]

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    Changing Live On and Off the Field

    Football Camp  In 1995, Rich Cornford came up with the idea of bringing a handful of his football players to Hume Lake Christian Camps for a retreat. That year 13 players and two coaches from Wasco made their way up to Hume where they ended up sleeping on the floor of Rich’s parents home. The […]

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    We Plan, God Acts

    “This was the best and hardest event I have been apart of.” —Hume Staff Member D.I.R.T. (dudes in rugged terrain) is Hume’s guys desert-riding event that is simple in its approach and contains three main elements; great food, great riding, and a great speaker. There are lots of moving pieces handled by very skilled, passionate […]

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    Campfire Stories

    Fire. It can be destructive and devastating. However, fire can also be inviting and life giving. As I prepared for the 2016 Vision Dinner Tour in February, I was reflecting on the Rough Fire. I thanked God that the 13th largest fire in modern California history, which surrounded Hume Lake Christian Camps on three sides, […]

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    Here I Am. Send Me.

    Holiness. When we set out to discover the theme for Winter 2016 we quickly realized in our dialogue that the holiness of God is something that this generation has lost sight of. Even as we looked at our own lives, we quickly realized that we struggle to live in such a way that professes what […]

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  • Welcome Brad & Leslie Rose

    Hume’s New Chief Operating Officer I am excited to introduce to you our new Chief Operating Officer, Brad Rose. Brad sits in the number two seat in the organization and will oversee much of the day-to-day operations of the ministry. For many years, Brad served as one of the top Executive Project Managers at IBM. […]

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    Always in Awe

    The First Winter Camps at HNE Immediately and without hesitation; that’s how it happened. I stood in the back of the chapel at Hume New England. I listened as the speaker presented the truth of the gospel to a room full of junior high students. When he challenged campers to respond, they stood up. Immediately […]

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    Dam Restoration Update

    #PrayforWater Over the last year you’ve likely heard us talk about the restoration of the Hume Lake Dam. Considered one of the most at-risk dams in the control of the Forest Service (you don’t want a dam to be leaking ya know?) the restoration work on the 108 year old dam was a welcomed project […]

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