Did you realize Beulah Beach hosts retreats for churches, schools, and families, year round? While many people see the activity and programs and campers during the summer months, we at Beulah Beach get the privilege of watching God move and speak here all year long!
Over the past two weekends, we have hosted youth retreats for two Ohio church networks. It was so amazing to see former Beulah Beach staff, Tommy & Carly Casper on the leadership and planning team for the Ashtabula County Nazarene Youth retreat that was held at Beulah Beach February 26-28. Now the Youth Pastor at Jefferson Church of the Nazarene, Tommy was equally as excited to be back at Beulah Beach as we were to have him back. He summed up the weekend with this note:
“With the current state of our world, all events that would normally happen have been cancelled for the last year. That being said we wanted to do everything we could to make a winter retreat happen. We had a great turn out, and on Saturday night had 20 bell ringers! Praise God! Our theme for the weekend and my prayer for the weekend was that our kids could: Play Hard, Rest Well, and above all Worship Freely. That was possible thanks to Beulah Beach!”
This past weekend we hosted the Redemption Chapel youth retreat. One year ago, this was the last group we served before quarantine and the shutdown. It was a great reminder of God’s faithfulness, even in a difficult and stretching year of ministry. As I assisted them with their audio/visual setup the night before the retreat, it was encouraging to see so many hands preparing and serving on their team to get ready for the weekend ahead. They were pumped to be here and the atmosphere was that of anticipation and hype as they wanted this to be a life-changing experience for the students coming.
We also look in anticipation towards the next few weeks as guests continue to roll onto our grounds. From a school senior trip and more youth retreats, to a men’s business weekend, March is definitely a busy month around here!
Pray for God to meet people here. Young or old, believer or unbeliever, business or retreat, God has something to say to every single person who enters Beulah. And we want them to hear it.