What a powerful summer of ministry we experienced at Camp Barakel this summer. The name of Jesus was clearly proclaimed every week. We’re thanking God for all the people who came and help and served our campers this summer to make it all possible.
The Pierponts to Camp Barakel
Follow our journey as we serve as Camp Barakel Resident Missionary Staff
Today marks the 1 year anniversary for our family serving as Resident Missionary Staff at Camp Barakel. We’ve had so much fun serving alongside the other staff and volunteers it seems like it’s only been three months. We thank God for making it possible for us to serve here.
In just a few days it will be Christmas. We hope you truly have a blessed Christmas and have time to rejoice over the gift of a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Here’s the latest issue of Barakel News, the Winter 2018 edition.(Downlaod PDF)
In just a few days we will have been serving at Camp Barakel as Resident Missionary Staff for seven months. We sure appreciate your faithful prayers and encouragement.
More updates are coming soon. Until then, here’s the Spring edition of the Barakel newsletter. Enjoy! (Download PDF)
Two great groups of Junior Highers and Junior campers have experienced Barakel and our love for Jesus.
As the next week begins we are halfway through our summer camping season and we are finding our first summer is one big learning experience.
Our deepest gratitude to all who pray for us as we serve at Barakel.
Junior High Video
Junior Campers Video
Our second weekend of winter retreats a success. The Gospel was clearly proclaimed and fun was had by all.
Each week is full of preparation for the next retreat, as well as ongoing maintenance, and new projects.
We’re so grateful for each of you who pray for us as we serve here at Barakel.
What happy news we have to share. We are praising God that He has provided 100% of our support!
Thank you all for praying, for the many of you who are supporting us. We’ll be moving into our house at Camp Barakel on December 18th.
Keep praying for us as we transition into the work there. We can’t wait to see you at Barakel.
Breaking news this afternoon! We’re at 96% support in our journey to Camp Barakel. Here’s the post I shared on Instagram earlier. Click here if you’d like to help us finish strong and get to Barakel before Christmas.
We’re being reminded often lately and rejoicing that “…God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.” -Psalm 54:4
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A few weeks ago while in Kentucky we drove through this tunnel dug through the side of a mountain. In our journey to @campbarakel we're seeing the "light at the end of the tunnel". We're at 96% support as of today and almost there. Praise God with us and pray with us for the remainder needed. Visit KevinPierpont.com or click link in profile if you'd like to help.
This weekend we’re at 92% support. We can’t wait to be joining the Resident Missionary Staff at Barakel soon.
Keep praying with us for God’s provision of full support. We’d love to get to Camp before the end of the year.
We hear that this fall’s edition of the Barakel newsletter is in the mail. But we have the electronic version here for you now. Enjoy! (Download PDF)
Today I’m celebrating the 242nd birthday of the Marine Corps. When I arrived at Marine Corps boot camp I was overwhelmed at the start, just trying to keep up with the training, both the physical and classroom. But by week 10 the difficulty had peaked and I could finally see graduation day in the distance. I was confident that in a few weeks I would be called a United States Marine.
It’s thirty-three years later and our family is facing a different kind of “graduation day”. For the last 18 months we’ve been in the support raising process to join the Resident Missionary Staff at Camp Barakel. When we first began asking God to move in the hearts of people to join our support team we were a little overwhelmed with the task ahead. We knew God would supply if it was His will, but we couldn’t clearly see how or when He would do it.
Today we can see “graduation day”. We’re now at 90% support. We are confident that God is taking us to Camp Barakel. Along the way He has given us encouragement, providing a buyer for our house just 6 days after listing it. He also gave us temporary housing, at little cost to us, just when we needed it. And He has given us opportunities to share our ministry at Barakel in several churches over the last couple of months.
Will you pray with us for the remaining 10% support we need? We’re waiting for the Lord’s perfect timing and complete provision. We’re eagerly anticipating “graduation day” when we get to settle into our home at Camp, hopefully before Christmas, so that we will be ready to begin a new year of ministry for God’s glory at Barakel.
Here’s how you can help us get to Barakel.
Timing is everything. That’s what we say when something works out just right. I’m thinking we should say “God’s timing is everything”. I’ve seen this truth in action several times this summer.
At the end of each week of camp, by 8 AM Monday morning, the buses roll with campers returning home. On Tuesday morning the procedure is reversed and new campers are delivered to camp by 2:30 PM. On camp, and at several stops along the way the buses are put in park by applying the air brakes. There’s a large handle for this purpose on the driver’s dash board. Push, pull, push, pull, push, pull, goes the air brake handle many times on the two-day round trip. And then one week we learned that God’s timing is everything. [Read more…]
We’re not there yet, but we have had opportunities to serve at Barakel when we can. This summer I have been able to transport campers as a driver of one of the Barakel buses four different weeks.
On one occasion as a bus driver returning campers at the end of a week of camp, I had an exchange with a young man. He was wearing sunglasses and kind of hung around the edges of the group when we stopped for lunch on our route south. This particular camper, I thought, didn’t look too happy. Maybe he wasn’t excited about returning home. It’s tough leaving new friends after an exciting week at Barakel. Or maybe he was trying to look cool. I couldn’t tell. As he stood in line to get back on my bus I gave him my biggest smile and said, “How was camp?” To my surprise, he instantly lit up with a smile in return and said, “It was great!” [Read more…]