One year ago we were sharing with our church family the tragedy that had unfolded at one of our BC Mennonite Brethren partner camps, “The Pines” in Grand Forks. A freak, severe windstorm, leveled the camp on July 20, 2012, leaving one camper dead. Out of the tragedy, God has been working through people and churches in amazing ways. And now, the 2013 camping season is underway at the Pines, with a very different look. Here’s an article from our national magazine, the MB Herald.
The 2013 Pines camping season is underway, perhaps amazingly. Thanks to B.C. MB church families, other local churches, community supporters, and staff, Pines Bible Camp, Grand Forks, B.C., has risen from the devastation of the freak windstorm that truncated the 2012 season July 20.
People prayed, contributed dollars, and came to labour – from all over B.C. Krahn says the prayers for the camp and for the family of 11-year-old Richard Fehr, who died in the storm, were overwhelming.
Camp executive director Gene Krahn says wind made the camp look like a forest clearcut. “The landmarks are all gone.”