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From the website:
The land where Camp Barakel is now located was purchased in February of 1952. There was only a single, old building on it.
Our founder, Uncle Johnnie, explaining the lack of facilities at the new Shear Lake property and telling what God was doing to change that, writes: “After our site was purchased, God continued to undertake for the glory of His own name.”
“There were no roads, no equipment and no buildings other than the old tarpaper shack. I was well aware it would never pass inspection by the Michigan camp licensing agency. Some holes in the tarpaper were so big they’d almost allow the wind to blow a loaf of bread off the table!”
Seventeen months later, in July of 1953, Camp Barakel hosted its first campers at the new site. God had provided resources and volunteers to put up four buildings.
About these early days, Uncle Johnnie writes, “We didn’t put out letters or pleas in any shape or form. To doubt that God would make the necessary provision—I don’t believe that ever entered my mind. We worked as hard as we could. When someone else came to help, it made the job half as long and we were grateful for every helping hand.” Today, we continue that heritage of waiting on Him for money and workers to accomplish His work.