The Story Chapter 4: The Gathering
Providence is the care, guardianship, and control of the events of life exercised by God. Many believe, or want to believe, in Providence. Joe, Arvin, Darlene and Colin have experienced it first hand and thus know it’s true beyond a shadow of a doubt. This past week Providence brought together the “ambassador”, the two “big hearts” and their “inspiration” to write the next chapter in this special story.
We all met together as a way to dedicate and celebrate the loving Providence of our Lord in bringing us all together.
We shared with Colin and his parents, Rick and Dawn, that because of Colin’s inspiration and his “voice”, the Van Hall’s have underwritten new Special Needs housing for SpringHill. This housing will allow us to double the number of special needs campers who have special housing requirements and reduce our waiting list for this program.
The Van Hall’s asked that this new building acknowledge Colin and his inspiration. It will be a part of the Peaks (all the Peaks are named after peaks in North America) so we wanted a name that would be fitting to both this theme and to the inspiration of Colin and all the campers like him. With the help of Chris DuMond from DesignVox, who provides our marketing and creative leadership, we identified a name for this housing unit.
Colin Ridge will be our new Special Needs housing. Colin Ridge is a 8409 foot high peak located in Canada’s Jasper National Park, a part of the Colin Range of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Our vision is that all campers who come to SpringHill will have a “mountain top” spiritual experience. Colin Ridge reflect’s our continuing commitment to assuring every one of our campers, no matter who they are and where they come from will have this type of life changing experience.
We are thankful for the Spirit filled time we had together, for Colin and his family, for the Van Hall’s and their faithfulness and for all the people over the many years who have helped assure that Colin and campers like him can have a life transforming experience at SpringHill.
As you might have guessed this story is not done and some time in the future I will be able to share with you the next chapters of this amazing SpringHill story.