During staff chapel at Hume Lake on November 30, 2011, time “paused” as a com- missioning took place for Andy and Kim Mather and Dustin and Angelica Collins as they transitioned to Hume New England (HNE). As in Acts 13:2,“. . . Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them . . . Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.”
Greetings . . . from Monterey, Massachusetts! Upon our arrival, the first order of business at HNE was a time of prayer over the camp. Priorities were assessed and work began on the myriad of lists. Contacting guest groups was vital as the first retreat was slated for January 19, 2012, and to date, approximately 36 groups are booked. From July 1st through August 11th it will be thrilling to unveil six weeks of “Hume-Style” summer camp, clearly presenting the gospel.
Three dorms were in need of cosmetic upgrades of which, one is now complete. Hoeing, organizing, cleaning, renovating, gathering supplies, creating offices, clearing brush, cooking, and attending to the guest groups, has been of utmost importance. Meeting with contractors regarding building a weir and dredging the pond, which involves permits and regulations, is the latest project.
Marketing continues as we strategically canvas the New England area. Program Di- rector, Lenny Harris recently traveled the East Coast “casting the vision” of Hume New England, which was enthusiastically received by pastors and ministry leaders throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. To quote Hud- son Taylor, “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.”
Stay tuned in future Hume News issues for updates as we develop this ministry.
For camp dates and speakers visit humelake.org/humene