We have enjoyed being the managers here at
The owners, Darrell & Patty are great bosses
and we have truly enjoyed working for and with them.
We were not thinking of new jobs or even leaving Branson
when we got a call a few months ago from one of our sons asking if we would consider moving back to the
Now y’all know this Grammy’s heart said
Ron even said
But we knew we couldn’t just up and leave Branson.
So we began to
We quietly began looking for work in the Portland area
In fact, Ron got offered a part-time job but they couldn’t hold it till
February 2015…the earliest we felt we could be there.
We knew we would not leave D & P in a lurch,
plus we needed money to travel and make a 2500 mile trip.
And we did what we have done in the past,
asked specific people (5) to pray for us
and with us that God would show us what He would have us to do
and where He would want us to live.
And day’s after speaking with our son
we got a call from a friend we had met here in Branson
asking us to consider making a move about an hour away from Branson.
Now what to do?
This Grammy really wanted to be near the Grands!!
So we continued to pray and seek His will.
We received great counsel,
talked some more,
prayed some more
and felt the Lord leading us to
and staying here in Missouri.
And then God sent confirmation that it was time to leave
Branson View Campground
and move to GUMI Camp.
One evening we were hosting a woman here in the campground.
We had never met her and she didn’t know what we possibly thinking of doing.
Yet God put her in our living room one Friday night.
She was standing between Ron and I.
She put her hand on my arm and said
“you know you are only here for a season.”
Yes, we knew that.
She then said “really only a short season.
God is moving you to a camp, not like this campground
but where you will have a chance to minister to those who are hurting,
where you will share your own history of pain
and how God brought us through it.
She added we weren’t going far, it was to a camp
with water running through it
and where people would come for healing.”
We just stood there in awe!!
There is no humanly possible way for her to know what we had been thinking about,
praying about, seeking counsel about BUT for God!!
We met with T & A
a couple of days later and shared that we believed
God was indeed leading us to
GUMI Camp USA!!
And then we met with D & P…again God had everything under control.
I called D and asked if he and P would be home that night,
we wanted to drive to Bethany (5.5 hours away) to talk with them.
Umm…no, they had just arrived in Branson not 15 minutes before my call.
After a whirlwind day of
more phone calls
we had given our notice effective
January 1, 2015.
D & P had hired R & T as the soon to be new managers of BVC
Ron and I were filled with
the peace that passes all understanding,
the peace that only God can give.
And then the fun began….
all the while keeping the campground running,
doing a computer change (the last one froze)
switching from Quicken to QuickBooks
(not as easy as I thought it would be)
lots of cleaning,
and now you know
what our next new adventure will be.
Stay tuned as we continue to ready the motor home for our return,
move from the apartment
(2 bedrooms, living room, dining room, sun~room)
which means lots of
trusting God while
If you are still reading,
thanks for sticking through this narration.
More to come, so stay tuned.