Hume Subdivision News Vol 2
A Hume Lake leaseholder community connection
Purpose: The Hume Subdivision News is a community newsletter for the Hume Lake Christian Camp Subdivision. The intent is to communicate to HLCC leaseholders relevant, current, and upcoming information about this unique community that will foster a sense of community and draw people closer to the ministry of Hume Lake Christian Camps.
Life Change at Hume Lake
Number 42 Is Here
By Chuck Bosman
As many of you know, our Joshua Wilderness Institute program is up and running again after being shut down for several years. It can’t be overstated how much life change happens to the JWI students during their nine-month stay at Hume, and we are excited to see this vital ministry back in operation.
This year 42 students committed to the JWI program. The first individual enrolled in the program came from difficult circumstances and truly needed what this nine-month program offers and the opportunity to grow closer in his walk with Christ. When check-in day finally arrived, the JWI staff were anxious to meet and start relationships with all 42 students enrolled. At the end of check-in day, they realized one student was missing, and it was the first student that enrolled. That evening they Face-Timed the student to find out why he hadn’t shown up. They learned he had been emailing them for weeks through an incorrect email address, letting them know he would not be attending. He truly wanted to be there and knew it was what he needed, but he could no longer afford the program and would not be able to attend.
Through God’s provision and timing, some unused JWI scholarship funds were still left from donations given by Hume’s Ministry Partners. The JWI staff could see the student genuinely wanted and needed to be there and offered to provide him with a scholarship so he could still attend. He was appreciative and accepted the gift. Seeing this as a teachable moment, they reminded him that even though he had completely given up on God’s provision and plan, God had not given up on him and provided a way.
The next challenge he faced was to pack up his whole life and make his way up to Hume
Lake as quickly as possible since the program had already begun. A few days later, the JWI program was underway, with students spending their first few days experiencing Wildwood. When this student arrived, he walked into Wildwood, and the students cheered as he came down the road into camp. Upon his arrival, the JWI director, Dallas DeWitt, gathered all the students and said, “Number 42 is here. Our Joshua family is complete.”
Throughout these next nine months, I encourage each Hume Lake leaseholder to keep all 42 JWI students that live above your cabins in your prayers. It’s a rigorous life-changing program with the potential to change the trajectory of 42 young adults this year. And don’t forget, even though you may have given up completely on God’s provision and plan for your life, He hasn’t given up on you and will provide a way.
Hume Bridge Update
You’ve missed a big change downtown if you haven’t been up to the lake in a while. The crews working for the Forest Service have put in a temporary bridge across Long Meadow Creek and have begun to take apart the old bridge. Here’s a link to find out more about what’s going on. Click the button to visit the US Forest Service’s social media post with more photos and updates.
We are currently in the middle of our Fall Adult Retreats season, and we would love to have you join us.
- OCT 21-23 – Men’s Retreat #2
- OCT 24-27 – Volunteers Week
- NOV 4-6 – Hume Lakers Retreat
- NOV 4-6 – Family DIRT
- NOV 11-13 – Father-Daughter Retreat
- DEC 30 – JAN 1 – New Year’s Family Camp
Sunday Evening Church
If you are on the hill during the weekend, you are invited to fellowship with the Hume Community at the Hume Lake Community Fellowship. Church services are Sundays in Cedar Chapel at 6:00 pm.
Subdivision Volunteer Snowplowing
Before we know it, winter will be here, and when the snow falls, winter access can be challenging in the Subdivision. To keep as many roads open as possible, we need a team of able-bodied volunteers to help drive equipment to remove snow from the roads during and after storms. Without these volunteers, we won’t be able to keep many of the subdivision roads accessible. Volunteers will be trained in the use of Hume snow removal equipment and be placed on Hume’s liability insurance while they are operating equipment.
If you can help, please contact Chuck Bosman at email@example.com or 559.305.7667.
Our Volunteer Week (formerly Servants Week) will be October 24-27. To find out more or to volunteer for another time of the year, please get in touch with Morgan Zielsdorf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a reminder that each leaseholder must annually show proof of Fire and Liability insurance. If you haven’t done so, please send a copy of your insurance to Sharon Hensley at Shensley@hume.org. You can also set this up automatically by calling your insurance company and listing HLCC as an interested third party so we receive an automatic notice when your renewal comes out.
If you still have a boat at the end of the grass area at the lake, we would appreciate it if you could move it back to your cabin for the winter.
If you are planning on doing any major construction, additions, ground work, sewer work, or renovations, you must first submit a Construction Approval Form to Hume Lake before beginning any construction. The form can be found on the Hume Lake Leaseholder portal at www.hume.org/leaseholder
- For those who would like to begin filling out your Leaseholder Rental Income Report for your 2022 rentals, it can be found on the leaseholders portal at www.hume.org/leaseholder. The rate is 8% for rental income in 2022 and will increase to 15% starting January 1, 2023.
For those of you interested in renting your cabins, before renting, please fill out the Leaseholder Application to Rent that can be found at www.hume.org/leaseholder. It’s only necessary to do this once, so if you’ve done it in the past, you do not need to fill out another.
Just a reminder that liens, loans, or mortgages from banks or credit unions are not allowed on Subdivision lots according to the terms of the lease with HLCC. If you have any questions, contact Chuck Bosman at email@example.com or (559)305-7667.
You can find up-to-date leaseholder information and documents at the Leaseholder Webpage.
Updated Subdivision Map
Check out and save this new and improved map of the Hume Lake Subdivision!
As the season changes, we have much to be thankful for.
The ministry of Hume Lake Christian Camps had an incredible summer season that saw tens of thousands of students’ lives changed across three different campuses. As the Fall weather approaches, we are excited to shift gears and welcome students for Outdoor Education and Spiritual Emphasis and adults for Guest Groups and Adult Retreats.
Whatever the season, we are blessed to see God work through this ministry.
We are very thankful for your continued support as Subdivision Leaseholders and Ministry Partners.