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Overcomers Family Camp 2012

Posted by realhopemissions on July 30, 2012 at 2:40 PM


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*Thank you letter and mission report from Pastor Steve Yeschek


Overcomers Native Family Camp 2012


Through your finances, prayers, and gifts, the summer outreach to First Nations people impacted many lives for the glory of God. Overcomers Family Camp, MN was a tremendous blessing to around 200 Indian people attending this camp near Red Lake, MN. This was the seventh year the Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake has joined this NativeAmerican Disciple making Camp, directed by LCO’s Tribal Chairman, Gordon Thayer, who is also the President of Overcomers Native Ministry. We are excited to share with you that the camp experience powerfully impacted many hearts with His love and grace. “Real lives are beingtransformed through Jesus Christ. God is moving in the hearts of Native people. Healing is happening in many lives because of this camp. The teaching and testimonies were compelling. Praise the Name of the Lord!”


There were Native people present during this week long camp from many Ojibwa and Sioux Nations. People came from Reservations including Mishkeegogamang, ON, Minnesota Natives came from reservations including Leach Lake, Red Lake, Redby,  Ponema, Cass Lake, White Earth, and LittleEarth. Natives from Lac Court Oreilles, WI also attended. Many of these Native people return year after year, growing in their relationship with Christ and other Christians. Our EFCCL team provided 14 volunteers that came together to serve God by reaching out with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. Additional highlights include:


  •  Campers received medical care through a local physician (Dr. Kim Carnazolla from the Chicago area)
  •  “Balloon artist” Jane Harris shared the gospel all week through her craft.    
  •  Nancy’s Boutique – gifts of clothing and jewelry are provided to teen girls and single Mothers
  •  Men’s and Women’s groups provide opportunities for Biblical guidance
  •  First Nations Treatment center provided needed counseling to those impacted by addictions 
  •  Hundreds of toys were given to all the childrenthrough the Marine Corps League / Toys for Tots campaign
  •  Many recreational opportunities: Basketball camp, fishing expeditions, baseball games, swimming, etc.  


Above all, the gospel was shared throughout the week and 15 people made professions of faith in Jesus Christ, and about 5 people rededicated their lives to Christ. 20 people were baptized. Many lasting relationships based on our common faith continue to grow for the cause of Jesus Christ.  We praise God forthe wonderful things He does!


Again, Nancy and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your contribution and your prayers for this vital ministry.


Steve and Nancy Yeschek

Evangelical FreeChurch of Crystal Lake

575 E. Crystal Lake Ave.

Crystal Lake, IL 60014



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Reply Gae Veit
3:43 PM on July 28, 2013 
My grandson and his wife have moved to Bemidji with their two small children. He is a police officer at the Red Lake Reservation. They are both believers with a heart for missions. I would like to support them by babysitting their children while they give of their time to a mission. I am friends with Ken & Ginny McMillan and just read in their communique of their time up at the family camp this year. How can I get more info on this ministry?