Kootenai Christian Service Camp
Where Christ and a good time go together!
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Ziden Nutt, the man who started Good News Productions International, was our special Speaker for Family Camp 2017.  We are sorry we did not have more advance information, but we are happy to present all 7 of Ziden's messages from this year in their entirety.

VICTOR KNOWLES is a 1968 graduate of Midwestern School of Evangelism. For 25 years he and his wife Evelyn ministered to churches in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. In 1992 they founded POEM (Peace on Earth Ministries) in Joplin, Missouri. Victor serves as President of POEM.

Knowles has authored 20 books including Angels & Demons, Voice of Thunder - Heart of Tears (the biography of Archie Word), Taking a Stand, and The Biblical Roots of Islam. His latest book is Together in Christ - More Than a Dream. He is a contributing writer to The Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement. Several hundred of his articles and essays have been published in more than 40 journals including Pulpit Helps, Moody, and Christian Standard. He is a special assignment writer for The Lookout.

Since 1984 Victor has edited One Body, a quarterly magazine dedicated to Christian unity, founded by the late Don DeWelt. Before becoming editor of One Body, he edited Vanguard for 11 years. In 1992 Victor and Evelyn began publishing The Knowlesletter, a monthly newsletter reporting on the national and international work of POEM. He produces a daily Bible study on POEM's Website called “Honey from the Rock.”

Victor has spoken for the Pepperdine University Bible Lectures, International Soul Winning Workshop, North American Christian Convention, National Missionary Convention, National Prayer Clinic, National Preaching Summit, and several Bible conferences, college lectureships, and family camps. He has preached throughout the United States and in Australia, Belarus, Canada, Cuba, England, India, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Poland (6X), Puerto Rico, Russia, Scotland, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.

The unity of God's people is always on his heart. He has been a participant in the Restoration Forum for many years. In 2004, Howard Publishing Company presented Victor and Evelyn with their “Spiritual Development Award” at Pepperdine University for their “continual efforts to uphold the unity of believers as prayed for by Jesus.” Historian and author Dr. Leroy Garrett said, “I appreciate you both for your passion for Christian unity and your compassion for suffering humanity.” (POEM partners with fellow ministries in evangelistic and benevolent work in Cuba, Belarus, India, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine.) Victor was presented with Pepperdine University's "Distinguished Christian Service Award" at the 2011 Pepperdine Bible Lectures.

On his office door is a quote from C. S. Lewis: “All that is not eternal is eternally useless.” His heroes (besides his parents, Dale V. and “Dearie” Knowles) are The Lone Ranger, Stan “The Man” Musial, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Sir Winston Churchill, Richard Wurmbrand, Ivan Prokhanov, James Deforest Murch, and Donald G. Hunt.

Victor and Evelyn have six children and 10 grandchildren. Their residence is a vintage 1930s house (“with lots of character”) in Joplin, Missouri.  - See more at: http://www.poeministries.org/Bio.html#sthash.emYIzmH4.dpuf


Family Camp at Kootenai Christian Camp is a great time of fellowship, worship, recreation, and inspirational Bible-based teaching and preaching.  Group sessions are held morning and evening, with afternoons left open for various family activities.  A few canoes will be available on a first-come basis.  If you're planning to bring a larger boat for your own use, we recommend launching at the State Park across the lake.

Classes for younger children will be held during group sessions.  There are no other organized and/or supervised children's activities, so parents will be responsible for their children.  All minors attending Kootenai Christian Family Camp MUST be accompanied by an adult that will assume full responsibility for the child.

Family camp registration is $35 per family, and $20 for singles.  This helps cover some basic overhead (transportation costs for our speaker, insurance, diesel for the generator that provides electricity for the camp, etc.).  We will also be taking up a love offering for our speaker.

Meals are provided by the camp from supper on Friday through lunch on Monday.  Estimated actual cost of meals is $2.50 per person per meal.  Your free-will offering is appreciated.  The kitchen will NOT be available for individual use.  A modest variety of candy and soda will be available at the camp store, which will be open at various times.  Kootenai Christian Camp T-shirts may also be purchased there.

Some cabin space is available on a first-come basis.  Each family must provide bedding for all family members.  The cabins are not heated, and nights CAN be chilly, so plan accordingly.  We have a number of places where RV's can be parked, some of which have electrical hookups.  There are no water or sewer hookups, and there is no dump station available.  To reserve either cabin space, RV parking, or both, please use the online registration form or contact the camp manager.

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