Wednesday, March 11, 2009

 

New Hope Ranch Home for Girls
Society Hill, South Carolina
8th Annual Camp Meeting



Brother James Gray, Director

I met Brother James Gray last fall up in Lexington, North Carolina at a tent revival. I am so glad he invited us to their 8th Annual Camp Meeting at the New Hope Ranch.



Dr. Wayne Chapman, Executive Director

Dr. Wayne Chapman had the vision years ago about a home for troubled girls. He founded the New Hope Ranch Home for Girls and has seen many girls lives changed for the Glory of God.




New Hope Ranch Home for Girls

The home was built by a group of christian craftsmen from North Carolina who gave of their time and talents to make the home a reality. The home is very nice on the inside with a huge living room and a large commercial kitchen. We spent our first night here in the home. We were very thankful that they later moved us to a mobile home next to the tent so we could watch over our equipment.




Pitching The Big Tent

Before I could set up our video equipment we helped pitch the big tent beside the Faith Community Baptist Church. The girls from the home pitched in to help pitch the tent.




The Big Tent Ready for Chairs

This is a very nice tent with a large stage area and seating for about 250 people. The Lord blessed with perfect weather all week for the Camp Meeting.



New Hope Ranch Girls Singing

The New Hope Girls did a beautiful job singing for us every service. The girls were a great blessing. They helped at the tent and in the home every day to make this a very nice week for us.



The Enlightners

We enjoyed a lot of beautiful singing all week long but I think The Enlightners may have been the greatest blessing with their music. The Enlightners are a couple of totally blind ladies that sing gospel songs all over the country. They have been singing together for 35 years. They have been very blessed selling their CD's and cassette tapes. They bought their own motor home and hire someone to drive them around the country and setup their motor home so they can sing. They have memorized over 2000 songs. They were a huge blessing to us and this Camp Meeting. God has used them greatly.




Evangelist Randy Hogue, Alabama

We enjoyed great preaching all week long but it seems that the message the Lord used to really reach the girls hearts was the final message by Evangelist Randy Hogue from Alabama. He gave us his Life's Story and the whole congregation just sat there glued to their seats. After the invitation was over and getting ready for the closing prayer the girls began to stand up one at a time and tell how God had changed their lives this week. It was truly an awesome time of revival. I only regret that I was not able to capture the closing testimonies on video. I had already shut down when the girls began to testify. It was a wonderful end to the Camp Meeting.





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