In 1931, a young couple by the name of Henry and Ruth Geiger listened to the Lord calling them to open a home for needy and orphaned children in Overton County, Tennessee. The Great Depression had just hit, but that only fueled the couple even more to be obedient to what the Lord had asked them to do.
For the next twenty years, they raised children and watched them grow up and begin their own lives outside of the small orphanage that Henry and Ruth had built and maintained. What next? They felt the Lord’s tugging again, and this time, used the land that they had purchased for their orphanage to open a bible camp for children.
Now, over 60 years later, Cedar Lake Camp is thriving and changing lives in Livingston, Tennessee, a small town all too similar to Centerfield Coffee Shop’s home of Royston, Georgia. Cedar Lake’s mission is to help children and young adults understand that God loves them and desires to have a personal relationship with them. Staffers at Cedar Lake achieve this mission by building personal relationships with campers through activities such as sports and games, archery, riflery, canoeing, kayaking, bible classes, and nature class. The children, whose ages range 5 and up, also are introduced to the Gospel of Jesus Christ through counselor led cabin devotions, individual porch talks, and campfire talks. Children are exposed and saturated with the Word of God and life-giving conversations occur everywhere from a hike on the camp property to the banks of the swimming-pool.
Cedar Lake Camp is Centerfield Coffee Shop’s Ministry of the Month for March and we are so excited to bless them financially! If you are interested in enrolling your child in a summer camp, or you are a high school or college student interested in working as a camp counselor, check out Cedar Lake’s website at https://www.cedarlakecamp.org.