Last week, Jim Brown, pastor of Grace Community Church, a Grace Brethren congregation in Goshen, Ind., announced the purchase of a campground near Syracuse, Ind., and the creation of Grace Lodge, a place to refresh, refuel, and come alive. Below is a portion of a news item from the online news site, InkFreeNews. Click here to read the complete article. Also below is a video clip in which Jim introduces Grace Ranch.
GRACE COMMUNITY PURCHASES SMITH WALBRIDGE CAMP
SYRACUSE — For five years, the good people of Grace Community Church in Goshen prayed and sought the Lord’s guidance.
Their efforts came to fruition this month when Pastor Jim Brown was handed the deed for the 40-acre lakeside parcel in Syracuse formerly known as Smith Walbridge Camp, located just off County Line Road.
The camp is paid in full through the generosity of the congregants and like-minded donors and “by the Lord’s good and unbelievable grace,” said Brown.
The property, presently known as Camp Azusa Retreat, will be renamed Grace Lodge. Ken and Shaila Swartz will serve as the grounds’ caretakers.
The church has big plans for the property, which contains lodging for 200 people.
Brown hopes “these grounds become the saving grounds for this community and the world.”
The church will host an open house at the camp the evening of Sunday, July 17. “Bring your own S’mores,” invited Brown. Further details will be posted on the church’s website.
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