Dear Friend and Supporter,
In years past, especially during times of great need, the Ozark Conference Center and Camp Solgohachia community has rallied to help us reach and minister to people of all ages so they can experience and encounter God on this beautiful mountaintop.
And yet, in our 27-year history on this mountain, we have never faced a crisis of this magnitude and scale. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lord asked us to cancel our summer camp program and groups who have been holding their events here for many years have had to cancel their events in the fall or move them to the spring of 2021 because of the current social distancing measures and requirements.
While we are and have been innovating, developing new ways to do ministry, putting together new strategies, and simply looking for ways to continue to serve and minister to people in order to bring hope in these uncertain times, we unfortunately still find ourselves in a financial crisis – with funds remaining to last us through November. We know the situation we’re in was not a surprise to the Lord and know He still wants to encounter His people on our mountaintop, but we also know that He loves to use His people to accomplish His work.
So we need your help!
We are asking you to help us raise the funds needed for approximately seven months of our basic operating expenses to sustain us through until the summer months. We plan and expect to continue to minister and host events for groups as we are able to, as things open up in the coming months, and your support will give us the time and space needed to complete necessary repairs on our most-utilized facilities, as well as plan and prepare for a new season of ministry on the mountain. Any revenue we can make during this time will be used for capital repairs & improvements or saved for use in preparing for Camp Solgohachia 2021.
We are needing to raise $191,000 to accomplish this task of survival and have already been given over $35,000 of it! We fully realize the enormity of this ask, but the size of the request matches the size of our need and we have done our due diligence to cut expenses down to be as “lean” as the Lord would have us be.
To give you a peak into some of the ministry the Lord has opened up for us, even during the pandemic, we want to tell you about the new “Getaway Days” we’ve been hosting in partnership with some long-term care facilities for people with special needs. People like “Otis” have been coming up for a day of fun activities on the mountain – fishing, swimming, walking our hiking trails, and even riding the go-karts! This time away has been so valuable to Otis because his facility, like many others in the state, have been strictly quarantined since the pandemic began – under the same rules that apply to nursing homes. It has been our honor and privilege to be able to give them a safe space to experience child-like joy during these difficult times.
Would you pray about how the Lord would have you help us? However He leads you to help us is what would be the most impactful for us to receive.
You can give online by clicking the button below, or you can mail checks to:
Ozark Conference Center
4 Ozark Mountain Road
Solgohachia, AR. 72156
Thank you for your consideration in being a part of and joining us now as you have in the past in perpetuating the ministry of Ozark Conference Center and Camp Solgohachia on this mountaintop. With your help we can and will continue to be a place where people experience and encounter Jesus!
If you want to talk with us, feel free to drop a call or email and we’d love to connect!
The Ozark Conference Center Staff
Michael, Karen, & Joe