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Mount Gilead Legacy Continues at Bedford Camp

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Larry & Linda Sharp, Elly Sharp, and Lauren Headley presented the following letter, a check and plaques to First Christian Church of Bedford during the worship service on May 23, 2010. First Christian greatly appreciates the thoughtfulness of the Mount Gilead congregation in remembering Bedford Christian Camp in the distribution of their assets.

TO THE BOARD OF FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Elly Sharp, Lauren Headley and Larry Sharp (standing, l. to r.) present the gift from Mount Gilead Christian Church during worship services at First Christian Church, Bedford on May 23. Mike Anderson and Bob Dailey (seated, l. to r.) received the gift on behalf of the congregation.

Mt. Gilead Christian Church held its final worship service and closed its visible ministry on January 25, 2009. The congregation instructed the Board to sell the land and building and distribute all physical and monetary assets. Having completed that sale, the remaining proceeds are being used to create a lasting legacy to the former and remaining saints of the 160-year ministry.

Many of the children in our congregation grew up attending church camp at Bedford Christian Camp. This was a very large part of the religious and spiritual education of these children. Several of them continue to be counselors and directors of these camp sessions yet today so that other children can have the same positive experience they enjoyed.

In order that future generations are able to enjoy the beauty and serenity of God’s world as our children did, we pray you will accept the enclosed check for $50,000. Hopefully it can help pull a long-awaited project to the top of the wish list.

In addition, Mt. Gilead will be creating an endowment with the Christian Church Foundation that can assist First Christian Church in the maintenance and improvement of Camp Bedford for years to come.

May God’s love be your constant motivation and goal.

Respectfully,

Linda D. Sharp
Treasurer

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Written by ccindiananews

June 2, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Posted in Churches, News

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