The Fab Five Bridge the Gap

If you’ve been around camp at all you know Shaun always starts his riddles with “So there’s this guy… .” There’s a reason for that, but today I start our post with:

There were these guys!

They came from Florida and North Carolina in the early spring to build a bridge. They worked tirelessly for days to get the job done. Why in the world would they do such a thing?

Turns out the answer isn’t as much a brain teaser as it is a heart posture. The Fab Five had energy, skills and time, but it was their love for God and the belief in the work being done here at Whisper Mountain Camp that pushed them into action!

One of these guys, who has faithfully served the church for so long, has never been on any sort of mission trip before. How inspiring — it’s never to late to go; now is the time to say yes!

This project was very long overdue. Being the first impression driving through our gates, an important project indeed! We are thankful for their hard work!

The Fab Five were so fab they finished the bridge and moved right into installing new windows and stripping off the old siding on part of our Hub! The only downer to this project is that the snow moved in on them and they didn’t get to finish siding it all, which was actually very hard for them. But they pushed hard to complete so much of it — in.the.freezing.cold.

These guys…they came in humbly, willing, and with lines of faithfulness creasing their hands. When they drove away, the mark of Jesus was left in this place. This, friends, is the greatest blessing!

Thank you for coming and serving, Fab Five! Thank you for the heart posture you inspire us with. (I bet Florida’s heat has you wishing it were snowing😂!!)

We put together a video showing the work they accomplished while with us.
[SIDE NOTE: no campers were ever lost in the waiting of this rebuild of our bridge!]


We’d also like to give a ginormous shout out to Greg Hunt for creating and donating the post holders for this bridge build. The bridge pretty much wouldn’t be standing without them…which also quite nicely represents the sort of man Greg is in general! The quiet, steadying foundation holding things up, strengthening those around him. He’s the Silent Partner that really makes this post about the Fab Six!

Be sure to catch the video here.


Author & Photography | Cassi

A Simple Way a Crowd is Making a Difference

A whole crowd of people gathered the cast off things, piled them on the lawn and welcomed the masses! Some call it crazy. We call it amazing! Welcome to a glimpse of the Yard Sale Fundraiser in Fort Myers, Florida.

Several years ago one adult group of people began to bless Whisper Mountain by selling a few things. The one simple idea has since exploded into four storage containers getting filled all throughout the year until the first weekend of March rolls around. Then all the willing and able come set up, run and clean up from the yard sale. IN THE FLORIDA HUMIDITY. (mind-blowing)

This year the sale ended early due to rain, but the volunteers stuck it out with a smile! So amazing! Although cut short, the success of this sale still managed to bring in thousands of dollars to support Whisper Mountain Camp. Seriously, do you understand how huge this is to us?

Even though we are sort of in the routine of them doing this work (and our guys going down to help out each year), we are still continually blown away by so many people willing to give so much of their time, energy and treasure. We know it’s a sacrifice, which makes receiving the blessing so entirely humbling. And encouraging, but so humbling.

While providing financially for the camp, they also give in other HUGE ways too! You may not know it, but ministry can be lonely and discouraging work at times. The job requires grit, resolve and perseverance. When people sacrifice even a little to be a part of the mission — there’s just no words. The overwhelm of support and encouragement helps to renew our resolve and grit to help us keep on keeping on. We feel stood with and if you’ve ever felt that, you know what we mean!

Whether friends of the ministry stopped in to say hello or volunteers came to do the work or shoppers came to shop: thank you to each of you who were a part of this Yard Sale in whatever way you were able to be a part! God sees and knows and we trust Him to bless you in ways we never will be able to. Thank you for standing with us and helping Whisper Mountain in the work of proclaiming Christ to teens!

To God be the glory!