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Contents:                                                        APRIL 2015

Editor's Note
Ladies' Events
Talents for Christ Review
Bass Lake Camping News
Washington DC Trip
MARBC Finances
Friendly Reminders
2015 Bass Lake Schedule

So what? Often in times of ministry I ask myself that question. Why is what I am doing so important? Why is the message we proclaim so crucial? The is commonly referred to the Passion Week (from Latin meaning suffering) that includes Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem, death on the cross and resurrection from the dead. So what? Why is that so important?

For the Christian, these events are evidence that our salvation (justification) is complete (Rom. 4:25) and that our union with the Savior assures us that we, too, shall live (John 14:19). His resurrection empowers us for service (Eph. 1:19-22).

For the one who has never received Christ, this week is a reminder that God loves you (Rom. 5:8). It should provoke you to realize that a there is a coming resurrection for you (1 Cor. 15:20-22) and that judgment awaits (Acts 17:31). That awaiting judgment is a time when those who have neglected Christ's offer of salvation will be cast into the Lake o Fire (Rev. 20: 15). Christ's death and resurrection ought to prompt you to consider His claims (John 14:6; Acts 4:12), to seek out the meaning of His death (2 Cor. 5:21) and to humbly receive Him as your Savior (John 1:12).

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NORTH: "Finding Joy" is the theme for the meeting at Blaine Baptist Church on April 10-11. Guest speaker is Beth Booth. Beth is a talented musician and teacher of several ladies Bible study groups. She has worked for 24 years as an emergency room nurse. She cared for her husband (Bob) at home during his journey with cancer (3 1/2 years). He lost his fight with cancer in 2013. Beth has two daughters and two grandsons. This event begins on Friday with a 6:00 registration and ends on Saturday at 3:30.

SOUTH: Grace Baptist in Austin will be the host on April 18. "Make New Friends, But Keep the Old: One Is Silver, and One Is Gold" is this years theme. Sarah Stephens (Twin Cities) is the guest speaker. The event begins with registration and coffee at 8:30 a.m.


On Saturday, March 21, we held our annual Talents for Christ Competition at Faith Baptist Church in Hermantown, MN.  A total of sixteen participants competed.  Here are the results: 

Female Voice: Natalie Blevins received first place with scholarship; Rebekah Johnson received second place with scholarship; Maria King received a 1 rating. 

Piano: Victoria King received first place with scholarship; Kati Linscott received second place with scholarship; Hannah Perry and Lydia Perry both received 1 ratings. 

Female Public Speaking:  Victoria King received a 1 rating, and Kelsey O’Brien received a 2 rating. 

Art: Nathaniel Vokoun received a 2 rating. 

Preaching: Josiah Murray received a 1 rating; Nathan O’Brien and Daniel O’Brien both received 2 ratings.  Also competing were  Conner Forrest, Philip McCollough, and Isaiah Murray. 

Vocal Duet: Lydia and Madeline Perry received a 2 rating. 

Thank you and praise be to God for the hard work these young men and women put into developing their talents for Christ.  Also, a HUGE thank you to our amazing hosts under the leadership of Pastor Brian Wiita at Faith Baptist in Hermantown.  Not to forget the excellent work of our judges: Dana Copiskey, Kristie Amys, Kathy Mattson, Judy Morgan, Greg Stevens, Chris Erickson, Mathew Knight, and Brian Wiita.
- Reported by Pastor Logan Friess, TFC Coordinator


Camp brochures have been sent to churches and those who have camped here previously. You can also register for camp here. A reminder to you that if you register by our Early Bird date (April 15), you will save some money on the cost of your registration.

COUNSELORS WANTED! We are still looking for some college-aged counselors to work at camp in the month of July. This is a paid position. You must be willing to undergo a background check and be recommended by your pastor. You can download an application here.

Join us on May 15-16 for Work Weekend. We need workers to help us spruce up the grounds. Jobs include yard work, chainsawing, planting flowers, carpentry, roofing, mechanical, painting, cleaning, and more. We can provide overnight lodging and all meals. Come when you can and leave when you must. Just let us know you are coming.

The Memorial Day Rally will be held on May 25. Plans include flag-raising at 11:30, catered meal at noon, and a service at 1:30. The service will feature Mr. Michael Eckers (Owatonna). He will share a reporter's story of the heroism of those who fought in WW I. An optional Fun Run (five miles) will be held at 9:30 for those who like to keep physically fit. Cost for the day is $13 per person (or maximum $50 per family) if you register by May 11. Call the camp at 507-893-3249 with any questions.


October 7-15 will be the dates for our fellowship bus trip to Washington D.C. We can take up to 50 riders. Those registering by July 4 will be able to receive a discount, so get your registration in early.

Our itinerary will include touring the many memorials, museums, government buildings and some historical sites. It is a trip you will not want to miss.

A brochure with more details, as well as a FAQ page can be found here.

General Fund: $4,413.32
Burden Bearers: $4,081.55
Northern Fellowship: $1,744.38

Church Planting: $34,113.34


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May 4: Camp Corporation Meeting
May 15-16: Work Weekend
May 25:  Memorial Day Rally
May 30: Climbing Wall Training Camp

June 8-12: Staff Training
June 14-19: Rental Group
June 22-27: Family Camp

July 4-5: Counselor Training
July 6-11: Junior Camp
July 13-18: Jr. High Camp
July 20-25: Sr. High Camp

Aug 2-7: Rental Group
Aug 28-29: Ladies' Retreat

Sept 11-12: Men's Retreat
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MBM Editor: Darrell R. Friar, MARBC State Representative
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