Campers form prayer circle before working on the retail store that was purchased by Shawnee, Wallace Avenue

The Oklahoma Chapter of Campers on Mission Spring Rally, April 6-9, was a great renewal of faith and encouragement.

During the daytime hours, many members worked on the Shawnee, Wallace Avenue project. This church purchased an empty retail store in Shawnee, and the members worked with demolition and rebuilding of walls. The ladies sewing ministry made receiving blankets, quilts, walker bags, knitted caps and remote holders for the nursing homes.

The rally activities began with a cookout in Tecumseh hosted by Rea and Betty Sparks. Members were encouraged by David Gambo, professor of Christian Ministry at Oklahoma Baptist University, to continue in their service as they serve the Lord.

David Gambo, OBU professor of Christian ministry, encouraged campers to serve the Lord.

The Wednesday program was led by Bob Willis, a Baptist minister, hospice bereavement coordinator, grief support group leader, conference speaker, author and sculptor. His testimony with sculpting directed the campers to share the love of Christ, while we work on projects and mission resources.

The Reddicks and Stephens, retired pastors and their wives from Mustang, led group singing and worship on Thursday night, April 8. A great music revival was shared as members wrapped up this week of fellowship and worship.

Bob Willis gave his testimony while sculpting an image of Christ.

Friday morning, April 9, breakfast devotional was given by Chigger Gibson on loving our neighbor from the Gospel of Luke.  We were reminded of Jesus’ direction to “love your neighbor.” As members left, they are already planning on several new work projects and mission opportunities before the Fall Rally, Sept. 1-4, 2021 at the Shawnee Expo Center.

The Oklahoma Camper on Mission is a national religious fellowship of Christian campers who volunteer to share their faith and the love of Jesus while camping and/or participating in mission activities. They work on local projects around Oklahoma churches and projects across the country. Individuals select mission opportunities as they feel led.

Some travel a little; others travel a lot. Owning an RV is not a requirement. All members and officers are self-supported missionaries working without any expectation of reimbursements or income.

To request a Campers on Mission membership application, call 405/942-3900 ext. 4336 or download a copy at