Posts By: J. R. Loofbourrow

We’ve Got a Leak!

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Drip. Drip. Drip. There are few things more soothing than the sound of rain outside your window as you curl up on the couch with your comfy blanket, perhaps in front of a roaring fire. But suddenly, there’s another sound… and it seems to be coming from the hallway. You get up off the couch, […]

God Knew All Along!

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Have you ever had a moment where you realized God had been working “behind-the-scenes” for years without you even knowing it? I certainly have, and last fall at Mount Hermon we experienced one of those God moments that only He could have orchestrated.  Last summer a couple came to us expressing interest in purchasing two […]

Incredible Generosity

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For Bill Ives, nothing was more important than family. He was the proud father of three children and eight grandchildren, and his favorite thing to do was spend time with them. Bill’s Mount Hermon story started like so many others: an invitation from a family member. His daughter Cathy and her husband Gary began coming to […]

7 Day Tour Experience

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Washington, D.C. is a place like no other. Step into the mosaic of monuments and culture that reflect the history and shape the future of America. This immersive journey through our nation’s capital is much more than a vacation. Connect with the heart of D.C. on this Christian travel experience as you pray for and […]

Count On Us

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I love a good story, especially a great Mount Hermon story!  So when I received this encouraging note from a young Family Camp couple, I knew I wanted to share it with you: “I grew up coming to Mount Hermon. The weeks I spent at camp in my teen years were without question the most […]

The Difference

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Every summer countless stories about how God transforms lives at Mount Hermon begin to pour in. We have the privilege to see Truth revealed in people’s lives over and over and over again through these stories. It is a reassuring confirmation that what happens at Mount Hermon makes a difference. Woven around each and every […]

Gwinn Lodge is Finished!

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By J.R. Loofbourrow, Vice President of Advancement It is finished! After months of praying, weeks of careful preparation, and six days of non-stop work, we can now say that every room in Gwinn Lodge has been completely remodeled and is ready for your next visit! Many of you have heard about our efforts to finish […]

Mount Hermon Annual Fund & The Difference

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Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different. –C.S. Lewis. No truer words than these describe Mount Hermon and the impact Mount Hermon Associates have had over the last twenty-plus years. God has grown Mount Hermon’s reach in amazing ways. When I arrived in 1998, we […]

Associates Help Make Dreams A Reality

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In Ezekiel 22:30 we read: “So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.” Did you know God is still looking for willing believers to stand in the […]

The Story of a Gift

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Every gift has a story. Somehow, God, in His timing and through His unique voice, nudges and prompts His people to participate in His Kingdom work, restoring His creation and redeeming His children. Recently I had the opportunity to ask one He has called to Kingdom work at Mount Hermon about a specific gift. Jack […]

Something Big is Happening at Redwood Camp

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Mount Hermon began its first summer of ministry in a meadow off the railroad tracks, a space now known as Redwood Camp. Since then, this sacred space has seen tens of thousands of people, young and old alike meet Jesus and experience His love firsthand! Redwood Camp is filled with kids and non–stop fun each summer, yet […]

Child Care Deck Completed!

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Praise the Lord, our new Child Care deck is completed! Through you, the Lord has blessed us with a safe and secure new ministry zone for our youngest campers. Thank you for your gifts, prayers and patience. We needed them all to reach the finish line.By dividing this project into three distinct phases over a […]

Introduction John and Ann Jenks

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Hundreds of lives were touched and transformed by the Holy Spirit this past summer, PTL! Thank you for truly being part of our ministry family. Your prayers and support enabled many new brothers and sisters to meet the Lord. A couple of years ago when Ron Demolar retired, I began prayerfully seeking someone to fill his […]

Child Care Deck Project Update

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Family Camps would not be family camps without our child care building and the fantastic ministry team that loves and cares for our youngest campers. This past summer was no exception, hundreds of children experienced the love of Jesus as they were ministered to by our staff. Last spring many of you graciously gave a […]

God’s Continued Faithfulness

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This month we celebrate our 107th birthday and rejoice in God’s continued faithfulness. The Lord himself will come down from heaven.  (1 Thessalonians 4:16) He did that once already, and we still celebrate it every December 25th.  But this will be an altogether different advent – no baby in a manger, no years of growing […]

A Fresh New Year Lies Ahead

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It’s January and a fresh new year lies ahead.  Over the last century God has generously blessed Mount Hermon through people just like you.  Your gift is part of a living legacy. A wonderful note accompanied a 2011 year-end gift from a family with their own living legacy. “…Last summer we sent our grandson to […]

Be Ye Fishers of Men.

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I recently heard someone say: Be ye fishers of men.  You catch them – He’ll clean them. When you think about it, Mount Hermon is on a non-stop fishing trip.  Through God’s grace, there are plenty of life-changing fish stories to tell. This past summer at Redwood Camp our staff was encouraged and challenged to […]

It’s In Our DNA

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Part of our mission is to … serve His church in our nation and throughout the world. One of the ways we “serve His church” is through strategic ministry partnerships.  These partnerships have always been part of Mount Hermon’s DNA and today encompass dozens of regional, national and international ministries. In order to reach young […]

Your Impact Potential

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Sociologists tell us that even introverted people will influence an average of 10,000 people in their lifetime.  Just think about that!  Someone who’s not even trying will impact many.  What might one person do if he or she is intentional – as Jesus directed us to be? Last summer we asked many of our family […]

Give Joyfully!

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Last June an article in the Wall Street Journal caught my attention and focused my prayers, it was entitled: Donations Slip Amid Anxiety.  It began as follows: “Faced with continued economic uncertainty, Americans cut back on their charitable giving again last year.  For the second year in a row, we have seen the deepest decline […]

Supporting Military Families

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There are so many stories from this past summer. Let me share a particularly moving letter I received a few weeks ago that accompanied a gift: …My son Nate is currently deployed and wanted me to tithe for him.  Here’s a check for $100 to go towards your Military Campership Fund.  Thanks for being such […]

An Eternal Perspective

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A gift to the ministries at Mount Hermon is an investment with an eternal perspective.  Sometimes our Heavenly Father blesses us with a small glimpse of that.  Such was the case last month. From Redwood Camp (1st – 5th graders): What did you learn about yourself this week? “When you seek Jesus, He will run […]