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    Meadow Ranch

    The best part of every week in Meadow Ranch is 10 quiet seconds on a Monday night. For 10 still seconds, five hundred junior highers sit motionless with their heads bowed and eyes closed. It is by far the best 10 seconds of every week. Better than the Opener, better than the ropes course and […]

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    Wagon Train

    I’d have to say at Wagon Train, by far, the most challenging part for my staff and me is to take the deep, profound truths of God’s Word and boil them down to the basics, stripping away any unnecessary complexities or clutter, and presenting them in the most clear and simple way possible. Really, our […]

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    This summer, on the far side of Hume’s property, Wildwood has had the privilege of taking students through an in-depth study of theology in a theme we’ve called Vast. In his letter to the church in Rome, Paul has an epiphany after drilling his readers on the basics of the Christian faith. In Romans 11:33 […]

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    San Diego

    This summer, we had a student at Hume San Diego who had been removed from her foster home just days before coming to camp. As we challenged students throughout the week to surrender control of their lives to Jesus, their Captain, and to trust Him at His word, living obediently and faithfully with each day, […]

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    New England

    Nestled in the stillness of the Berkshires in Massachusetts, Hume New England has experienced nothing short of a lively summer filled with incredible growth, abundance, life-transformation and sheer fun. It’s been an honor to be involved in what God is doing on this side of the country and awesome to see that He is the […]

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    Hume Hawaii

    When thinking of Hawaii and of Kauai in particular it is tough not to focus on the natural beauty and the pristine views. However, the visions of perfection dramatically differ from the real life experiences of the the youth of Kauai. When we speak to youth leaders and parents we hear words like loneliness, poverty, […]

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    Behind the Scenes: Pirates on the Pond

    You Built a Pirate Ship?! If you visited Hume Lake this summer I have no doubt that you noticed a large pirate ship floating on the Pond. Every Sunday night our junior high and high school campers came together at the Pond for an epic Opener on the water! Figuring out how to build a […]

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    The Story of Hume’s Walt

    Walter Warkentin Turns 100 Walter Warkentin turned 100 years of age on July 23rd. What does that have to do with Hume Lake? Actually, quite a lot! Walter was a sophomore in high school in the small farm town of Reedley when his math teacher, John Strain, approached him and told him he was running […]

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    Getting the Most “Bang for Your Buck”

    Charitable Giving A frequent question I am asked is, “what is the most tax-efficient gift to make?” When determining what asset to gift, a large factor will be the timing of the gift, whether you give during your life or after you are gone. One friend has a saying, “Do your giving while you’re living, […]

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    Bring on the Crazy!

    “I’d rather be in a place that’s hard and be forced to rely on Christ, than to be in a place that’s easy and not feel like I really needed Jesus.” I first heard these words from my dad years ago and they’ve been bouncing around in my head ever since the first evacuation. Over these […]

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