The Rock Haven Bible Camp reunion is always scheduled for the Sunday following Independence Day. The date of the reunion is important because it is the kick-off to our camp season, which begins the following week. It is an opportunity to gather with former campers, workers, staff, and missionaries for the reunion and reminisce about the good ole days of ministry from the time the camp was on the Buffalo River to where it is presently in Hasty.
This year the reunion was held on July 9, and when we were planning for the reunion, we knew we wanted to bring some of the historical items those attending the reunion would enjoy seeing, some for the very first time. We have the very first newsletter that was published in 1947 that was sent to the mission supporters to let them know how the ministry was going in Newton County, Arkansas. This item was one of the highlights of the reunion along with some of the medical instruments the ladies used as midwives and nurses. We kept the tradition of having special music and a guest speaker alive this year by having the Naff Family Singers provide music and speaker Hunter Guynn who gave a wonderful message and challenge from God’s Word about the legacy the camp ministry Rock Haven has and how important it is for each of us to continue to build on that legacy.
Reunions like this are important because they remind us of how God works in each of our lives. It is such a joy to set around and listen to the older saints share their stories of ministry from many years ago. We had folks that were at the reunion that attended camp when it was on the Buffalo River, and we had folks that were in the cabins the first year the camp was opened at its current location in 1984.
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