June 2nd, 2011 at 12:45 pm
LEAKEY – During a three-day pre-Easter retreat at Alto Frio Baptist Encampment April 21-23, 115 young people decided to follow Christ.
The outpouring of commitment to following Christ came as members of more than 25 congregations gathered for the pre-Easter event, which has taken place at the camp annually for more than 30 years. Nearly 800 people attended the retreat this year.
Mike Wilson, the camp’s administrator, said he enjoys seeing people decide to follow Christ. Each time a person follows Christ at the camp, Wilson thanks God for His desire to have a relationship with people.
“It gives you goose bumps seeing people going down to the front,” Wilson said.
Alto Frio Baptist Encampment, which is supported financially by six Baptist associations, will host a variety of events throughout the year, each with the same purpose as the pre-Easter retreat – to see people come to Christ.
“That’s why we do camp,” Wilson said. “Our decisions over the course of the year is anywhere from 600-800. There’s always a bunch of professions of faith out here.”