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Contents:                                                       NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019

Editor's Note
Marshall Introduces New Pastor
MARBC Annual Meeting Review
Grand Canyon Bus Trip Review
Bass Lake Camping News
State Calendar & MARBC Rep Schedule
Friendly Reminders
2019 Bass Lake Schedule
EDITOR'S NOTE

Please pardon the long delay in getting the MBM out to you. There have been a series of complications and difficulties that have prolonged this letter. Fortunately, everything appears to be back on track and we should be able to resume our normal operation.

I want to thank our churches for the gift which was given to us at our state meetings in September. We have completed twenty summers of camping ministry at Bass Lake. The MARBC annual meeting also marked our 20th year of meetings as your MARBC Representative. The years sure go by fast! Thank you for thinking of us with the kind gesture of gifts and offerings from the churches.

This, of course, is the time of the year whereby we celebrate holidays which are rich in meaningfulness. Cindy and I trust your Thanksgiving will truly be a time of rendering gratitude to the God who has done so much for us. And with Christmas right around the corner too, may you have a blessed time with family as you remember the incarnation of the One who came to take away the sin of the world. May Jesus Christ be praised during this season of celebration!

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MARSHALL INTRODUCES NEW PASTOR

Pastor Nathan Delich has accepted the call to become pastor of First Baptist Church in Marshall. Pastor Delich has had previous pastoral ministries in Minnesota at Madelia and St. James. 
 
An installation service was held for Pastor Delich on September 21. Dr. Ernie Schmidt brought a challenge to the church wile Dr. Bob Fuller shared a message for the new pastor. At least a dozen churches were representing in welcoming Pastor Nathan to the area.

MARBC ANNUAL MEETING REVIEW

Brookdale Baptist in Moorhead proved to be a wonderful host for our MARBC Annual Meeting on September 16-18. Featured speaker Dr. Matt Morrell chalenged us on the theme of "Deliberate Discipleship: The Man in Front Must Take the First Step." Dr. Morrell is pastor of Fourth Baptist Church in Plymouth and president of Central Seminary.

A special women's luncheon and workshop (pictured)was hosted by the church. Mrs. Sandy Capon (Ankeny, IA.) was the speaker. Mrs. Capon serves as Dean of Women at Faith Baptist Bible College.

The two open positions on the Council of Seven were filled by incumbents Jake Heppner (Wadena) and Devin Larsen (Austin). They will serve this year with Greg Stevens (Hibbing), Dwight LaPine (Rochester), Dave Gerhardt (Cambridge), Joe DiVietro (Sauk Centre) and William Lobb (Fergus Falls).

Next year's meeting will be September 21-23, 2020 at Calvary Baptist Church in Cambridge. Our speaker will be GARBC Representative Mike Hess.


GRAND CANYON BUS TRIP REVIEW

Twenty-nine passengers had a fantastic time of fellowship and learning on this year's bus trip. Our featured destination was the Grand Canyon which including a first-class round trip train ride from Williams, AZ. to the Canyon. The train ride featured a gun showdown, "robbery,"musical entertainment, information on the Canyon and refreshments.

The year's trip included a mystery destination. Guests did not know where or what the venue would be until the arrival. The Tour Director was hoping no one would have a meltdown trying to figure out the details of the stop. But when we reached ground zero it all became NU and CLEAR we would be stopping for a few hours at The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, MN.

Other stops on the trip included the Meteor Crater Landmark (Winslow, AZ., pictured), Eisenhower Presidential Museum (Abilene, KS.), and The Royal Gorge Bridge (Canon City, CO.). We even had a few in our group who took the zip line across the canyon! Three noteworthy stops in Colorado Springs included The Garden of the Gods (pictured), the USA Olympic Training Center and Focus on the Family ministry headquarters.

One of the other highlights on our longer trips is the opportunity to fellowship with believers in another location. We were able to visit Charity Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, NM. The church is led by Pastor Keith Skaggs (pictured). The church welcomed our group as we had a blessed time worshiping together.

Lord willing, next year we are planning on visiting the Ark Encounter and a few other sites in late October. We would love to have you join us! Look for promotional information sometime this spring.
BASS LAKE CAMPING NEWS

2020 THEME: Join us for the "Bass Lake Olympiad: Champions for Christ!" You can expect all sorts of games and contests which will provide a fun time. More importantly, you will learn about becoming a champion for Christ.

RV LOOP COMING SOON! Our next building project is to build a new RV loop. The RV loop will have full hook-ups on crushed rock pads. This should enable workers to come in their RV thereby freeing up cabin space. It will also help us to recruit workers (builders) who can stay for a longer duration. We are still in need of $32k to finish this project. Can you help us? If so, please send a gift to Building Fund, MRBC, 39725 225th St., Winnebago, MN. 56098.

WEBSITE UPDATED: We have updated all the dates for next year's camping season. We are in the process of including some new pictures too. Check it out HERE.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook. The camp has a business page and a public page LINK whereby you can share your thoughts on the camping ministry. The Facebook feeds allow you to be informed of camp events on a regular basis. You will see pictures of building progress, our needs, deadline alerts and other useful information.

The 2020 camp schedule is at the end of this newsletter.


STATE CALENDAR & FRIAR UPCOMING SCHEDULE

DEC. 8: Moorhead, Brookdale Baptist
DEC. 16: Southern Pastor's Fellowship, TBA

JAN. 12: International Falls, First Baptist
JAN. 19: Winnebago, Berean Baptist
JAN. 20: Southern PAstor's Fellowship, TBA
JAN. 21: Camp Board Meeting, ZOOM Teleconference
JAN. 26: AVAILABLE
JAN. 28-31: Ankeny, IA., FBBC Refresh Conference
JAN. 31-FEB. 1: Brainerd, FUNTASTIC Youth Rally

FEB. 2: Chatfield, Calvary Baptist
FEB. 9: Austin, Grace Baptist
FEB. 16: Montevideo, Cornerstone Baptist
FEB. 17: Southern Pastor's Fellowship, TBA
FEB. 23: Sauk Centre, Faith Baptist
 


FRIENDLY REMINDERS

Send us your news and pictures! Please note that there is no deadline to send us your news.  Once you have some news, send it our way and we will include it in the next newsletter.

Pray for the church in Winnebago as they seek God's man and family in the days ahead.

Is your church interested in joining with an independent Baptist fellowship that works together so that each church's ministry is strengthened and expanded? The MARBC is a growing association of autonomous Baptist churches that is having an impact in our state. We would love to have you join with us.

2020 BASS LAKE SCHEDULE

March 2: Camp Corporation Meeting
April 1: Counselor Application Deadline
April 15: Early Bird Registrations Deadline
May 15-16: Work Weekend
May 25 Memorial Day Rally
June 8-12: Staff Training
June 22-27: Family Camp
June 29-July 5: Ingvalson Rental
July 3-5: Counselor Training
July 6-11: Junior Camp (grades 4-6)
July 13-18: Jr. High Camp (grades 7-9)
July 20-25: Sr. High Camp (10th grade-recent grads)
July 27-29: Primary Camp (grades 2-4)
July 31-Aug. 2: Young Adults' Rally (singles beyond HS)
TBA: Ladies' Retreat
September 11-12: Men's Retreat
 
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