This current pandemic has caused many disruptions in so many areas of our lives. It has impacted all of us in many unexpected ways. Social distancing seems to have helped flatten the curve as the experts have indicated, but the New Mexico Public Health orders and related closures have also impacted the way we do ministry. Christian Camping is one of those ministries that have been affected in dramatic ways.
The current COVID-19 situation continues to be very fluid, changing daily. It is testing the adaptability of many organizations and families. The leadership of Sacramento Camp and Conference Center, along with leadership with the New Mexico Annual Conference, have been praying for wisdom, as hard decisions must be made.
Reluctantly, and with a very heavy heart, the leadership has decided to cancel the NMAC 2020 Summer Camping program held at Sacramento Camp and Conference Center.
Many facts as well as unknowns that cause concern came into
play as this hard decision was made.
“Go, No-Go” timetables were fast approaching and registrations were by
in large non-existent since the beginning of this crisis. Financial concerns on having adequate paid
staffing as well as essential volunteer numbers added to this decision.
These concerns, as well as many others, have weighed heavy on the hearts of leadership.
Sacramento plans on staying open as public health orders allow. We are carefully planning to offer a site for quality, high-end retreat options for families, youth groups, churches, and other organizations that desire to plan such events. These options will most likely be smaller in nature, but it is felt that this retreat ministry will be a welcome respite for a community of people who will relish the opportunity to
“Come to the Mountain and Let God Refresh their Souls”.
Please keep Sacramento in your prayers. This ministry was founded during the Great Depression in 1931, and since then, God has protected it during many challenges. Struggling economies, multiple forest fires, mud slides, closure during WWII, as well as spiritual warfare, have revealed to us that God’s love and protection for this ministry is unwavering and He will continue to protect this holy ground.
Please continue to support Sacramento Camp and Conference
Center through your prayers, gifts and service. We are grateful for each of
you. We pray that you remain healthy and
that God grants you the peace and joy that only He can give.