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Just finished 3 incredible weeks of summer camp at Camp Lurecrest in the mountains of Lake Lure NC! Greatest Staff and Campers in the World! I’ve got two pictures for you. The first is of the fireplace in the brand-new cabin that my son Andrew helped his boss (David on the far left) build. What’s so special you may ask? The mantle is a 100-year-old beam that was taken from my father’s barn in Evart, MI and transported to NC. Dad would be so proud! The Second is a hole that was torn into our van on the way home from NC when a semi smashed into us going full speed and knocked us out of the center and into the fast lane. Mareah, Carol and I are okay and have a great deal to be thankful for! Thank you Campers and Staff for another great summer! Camp Lurecrest
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Just finished 3 incredible weeks of summer camp at Camp Lurecrest in the mountains of Lake Lure NC! Greatest Staff and Campers in the World!  I’ve got two pictures for you. The first is of the fireplace in the brand-new cabin that my son Andrew helped his boss (David on the far left) build. What’s so special you may ask? The mantle is a 100-year-old beam that was taken from my father’s barn in Evart, MI and transported to NC. Dad would be so proud! The Second is a hole that was torn into our van on the way home from NC when a semi smashed into us going full speed and knocked us out of the center and into the fast lane. Mareah, Carol and I are okay and have a great deal to be thankful for! Thank you Campers and Staff for another great summer! Camp Lurecrest

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Adrienne McCulloch BartleThank you for your ministry at Camp. I heard you "teach" around '88. My son missed your session. He's there now. Maybe next year. God bless.

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David Derrywow! glad you guys are okay. and rejoicing for the great weeks at camp. I spoke at family camp at Camp Patmos on Kelleys Island the week before last.

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Liz RamsayI'm so happy apiece of the farm lives on at Camp Lurecrest! Your Dad is smiling down!!!

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Monique McdonoughSeeing this pic of the car for the first time here...I see God had his hand on you all as He did with Tommy on Friday. I'm so very thankful today for God's protection. Very cool fireplace with a story behind it. Yes Brett, your dad is proud! Love you all!

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Leigh L. TimlinSo glad you all are okay. Scary pic. Made me tear up. And the mantle is so cool. I can see uncle Ken smiling about it. Love you all....

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Donna Brown BelkGrateful for God's protection, Brett! It was wonderful seeing you this summer and looking forward to what God has in store for next summer!

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Christy FlowersSo glad you guys are ok. My daughter HArper bought one of your books at camp a couple weeks ago. She was totally impressed:) thanks for all you do for these campers

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Arden TegelsBrett,this is Aunt Marcile,first off I heard about accident,SO SO thankful that you all are ok. ❤️ I wrote a post on messenger, I think it was on Carol's line, I am not sure,cause I don't know this thing at all,rather talk on phone.🤔😜call me or give me your phone # and when it is best to call and I will call you. ❤️ Have a lot to tell you. I love the fireplace. ❤️ Your Dad has to be SO SO proud of you,which I know he always was. ❤️

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Claire Mimikos PhillipsOne of these days/years we have got to figure out how to see you when you are in NC!

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Susan Jorgensen-JohnsonYou are so Blessed Favored and Protected. Not just by all of us who love you and have been forever healed and changed by your ministry and legacy but most importantly from The God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ!! Praising worshipping and Thanking Him for your Divine Protection 🎉💃🔥❤️👑

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Emily BurneyGlad you are all ok! Camp will always be amazing! Love you Brett Ray...#Lurecrest97-99

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JonJodi SherryHow cool!!! And how thankful we are that you were not injured!!

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Laurel Baciulis SmithThankful for God's hands all around you & keeping you safe! Beautiful fireplace & handsome men! 😊

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Lori Ann BeachGod isn't done with you yet!!! Praises you are all ok!!! whew

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Glory BeSo grateful you all are ok! What a lovely way to preserve your father's memory!!

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Carrie KleinSo glad to hear you all are okay! Wow! And very cool mantle! What a great way to preserve that wood. 👍🏻

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Kathy MobbsThat is scary!!!! So glad God was protecting you!!

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Shawn McdonoughTo God be the glory for His protection!

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Chip McGeeThis is awesome, and scary, but also awesome.

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Walter TillmanGod is SO good! Thankful you are all okay.

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Michelle Hodgkin ElliottSo thankful you are all ok!!! And awesome beam story 😊

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Amanda 'Wissman' BohleOh my word. So glad you're all okay!

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Doug OxfordI think I remember that farm....

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Ann HartsellSo glad you guys are all ok!!

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Ilah AustinPraising God for your safety

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Happy Father's Day to all the dads who are doing their best to love their kids with unconditional love, like my dad loved me.
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Happy Fathers Day to all the dads who are doing their best to love their kids with unconditional love, like my dad loved me.

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Matt MinardSeeing this post reminds me that I am thankful for Brett Ray, who God spoke through powerfully at a Junior High summer camp (maybe Toronto in 1990?) where I committed to truly live my life to follow Christ. Thanks brother!

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Megan Casey ReaHappy Father's Day to one incredible Dad of 5, but "father" to many ☺️

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Leigh L. TimlinWe had great Godly men for dads growing up didn't we Brett. Very blessed

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Michelle RayHappy Father's Day Brett! Love you

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LEAVE A COMMENT OF A MEMORY, OLD OR NEW, YOU HAVE ABOUT BRETT’S SALVATION STORY Sixteen summers ago we recorded my salvation story during summer camp chapel at Camp Lurecrest in Lake Lure, NC. My dear friend Johnny Mathers talked me into putting it onto a CD and since then we have sold and given away thousands and thousands of copies. We hear stories all the time of God using this resource about a rebellious teenager coming to faith to deeply encourage broken hearts or soften hardened hearts. If you know of a rebellious teenager in your life or in someone’s life that you love, pick up a copy of Story of Return to give hope to that teen or the parents of that teen, that God is in the business of softening hardened hearts. (Can’t afford one. Write to us and we will send you one at no expense.) Brett Ray’s Story of Return CD P.O. Box 321 Holly MI 48442
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STORY OF RETURN CD TURNS SWEET 16! 
(Buy One Get One Free To Give Away Sale Now thru Summer 16!)
Click here to purchase a copy and get the second one free to give away: http://www.brettray.com/store/
LEAVE A COMMENT OF A MEMORY, OLD OR NEW, YOU HAVE ABOUT BRETT’S SALVATION STORY Sixteen summers ago we recorded my salvation story during summer camp chapel at Camp Lurecrest in Lake Lure, NC. My dear friend Johnny Mathers talked me into putting it onto a CD and since then we have sold and given away thousands and thousands of copies. We hear stories all the time of God using this resource about a rebellious teenager coming to faith to deeply encourage broken hearts or soften hardened hearts. If you know of a rebellious teenager in your life or in someone’s life that you love, pick up a copy of Story of Return to give hope to that teen or the parents of that teen, that God is in the business of softening hardened hearts. (Can’t afford one. Write to us and we will send you one at no expense.) Brett Ray’s Story of Return CD P.O. Box 321 Holly MI 48442

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Nathan SiegI heard it at Quest Camp probably about 15-16 years ago!

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Steve BurkI was freshly 16 years old and Brett needed to go to a speaking gig in Dayton Ohio. My parents let me take their car and drive down there with him.

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JonJodi SherryWe will always remember the first time we heard your story, Brett ... and the time we had together in Rochester! Carol, your chicken and noodles are still a favorite winter comfort food at the Sherry home :) Graduation is June 5 ... grandbaby due June 18, open house is June 25 ... and we will be on our way to Holly the first open date we find!! We love you guys!!

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Janet Munn RedfernWow so proud of you Brett!!!! So glad we were able to know each other during the "teen" years! Oh and thanks for killing that copperhead snake that almost bit me!!! youth group war stories ;)

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Colleen Lorraine AndersonYour story the whole thing truly touched my heart. I will never forget it.

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Doug OxfordOh the memories....too many to remember....lol

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Penny Landvatter HaasWell my biggest memories are too long to record. I was a camper at Fort Wilderness and heard you multiple times--always in awe.

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Josh BlockUniversity of Cincinatti - after hearing Brett's testimony and the gospel, I walked down the aisle to the alter and accepted Jesus' forgiveness - must've been '92 or '93.

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Christa Yerger YoungI was a Senior in High School attended my first High School Ward retreat! Where God Ran to Me! The drama Watch the Lamb touched my heart so much that, I prayed to rededicated my life to Christ. I Prayed with my Leader Amy (Winkelman) Amy Varghese on that retreat!! I am so glad you chose to let go of the T-shirt Brett Ray! One choice that transformed your life and impacted the lives of many!!! 1988. I am glad Johnny talked you into recording your testimony.

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Chris ReaI have probably heard you share this particular message a half of dozen times and it never gets old. My favorite was having you tell it every couple of years to the teens in my youth ministry and every time teens gave their heart to Christ or recommitted their lives to Christ. Plus, I love all of the 90's impersonations and references!

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Just got home from the Family Life “Weekend to Remember” Madison Wisconsin… What a great weekend! Thank you to all the couples that came out to work on their marriages and grow closer to their Creator. I was with Rick and Judy Taylor who I have known and loved for years. Rick and Judy went to hell and back when their young son drown in a tragic accident. We have given away more copies of their book than any other book we have given away. When Life Is Changed Forever is the most terrifying and hope filled book on tragedy I have ever read. If you know of any who has had a tragic loss of a loved one in their life, pick up a copy of this one for them and let God minister so deeply through Rick and Judy’s story. Click here to order:
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Just got home from the Family Life “Weekend to Remember” Madison Wisconsin… What a great weekend! Thank you to all the couples that came out to work on their marriages and grow closer to their Creator.  I was with Rick and Judy Taylor who I have known and loved for years. Rick and Judy went to hell and back when their young son drown in a tragic accident. We have given away more copies of their book than any other book we have given away. When Life Is Changed Forever is the most terrifying and hope filled book on tragedy I have ever read. If you know of any who has had a tragic loss of a loved one in their life, pick up a copy of this one for them and let God minister so deeply through Rick and Judy’s story. Click here to order: 
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Royal CloughBrett, my wife Patti and I spoke to you at the end of the Friday night session. I'm the person who held up my palm and asked where in MI you are from. This last weekend saved Patti's and my marriage. We had both removed ourselves and had began the emotional disconnect that happens when you give up. As the weekend progressed we both realized that the person we had fallen in love with was still there but the world had blinded us to that. We laughed, cried (a lot), and discovered our love for each other still existed. Thank you for helping our Father clear the dust from our eyes so we can see again. God Bless.

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Leah JohnsonMy husband and I spoke to you at the end. This weekend has literally been like a dream, I can't believe how miraculous it was. There were so many amazing lessons we got out of I can not put into to words how grateful I am that God had us attend even after we had cancelled with our sponsors in the beginning. My most memorable and miraculous moment of all was the very end when we renewed our vows. When we got married it felt as if it was just routine and that was what we were supposed to do when we have a child. Recently I had been thinking a lot about it and especially this weekend. I wished that I could renew my vows so they actually felt true, I never did ask God for that though. I hadn't even told my husband this but at the end my wish came true, I still can not comprehend how God listened to me like He did. And through my alligator tear, as my family would say, I was able to say my vows again. I believed in God before this weekend but now I am worshiping and praising Him like never before. We are planning on attending on of these weekends every year to continue strengthening our marriage, I recommend every one attend one of these whether you think you have a good marriage or not. Brett you are a wonderful person and I thank you for letting God work through you to help all of us, I hope to hear God speak through you again someday. God Bless You!!! :)

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Ross HannamThanks for all the great insight this weekend on what it takes to have a truly great marriage! We truly enjoyed your wisdom and story telling, and there was so much good to take away from the weekend that we plan to implement in our marriage that will have a lasting impact for years to come. Keep up the outstanding work and we truly thank you for the impact you had not only on our marriage, but for everyone that hears you speak!

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Colleen Lorraine AndersonJohnJessica Tuttle 💜💜💜💜 Here is Brett's page so you can follow him! How cool we had the same speaker at both of our conferences.

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David HamiltonBrett, what an extraordinary weekend you guys gave not only to my wife and I, but the many others that were in attendance. We left with more tools to improve our marriage than we came with. We have great hope for the future and can't wait to see what GOD has in store for us.

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Becky HelbachBrett Ray thank you so much for coming to the Madison conference. My husband and I were deeply touched by you. Thank you for helping us see the importance of our marriage. You have left quite the impression on our hearts. We're so very blessed! Thank you for all that you do. Don't stop! The Lord needs more people like you.

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Bill Trahan Jr.Thank you Brett for helping set my marriage right and my faith met you in a family life conference in Portland Maine that weekend changed my life forever

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Sheree Gidcomb ClarkMy hero, Brett Ray!!!!

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Katherine JesnowskiWe are so glad we came and it was a better weekend we could have asked for. We are so thankful for the tools and the insight that we were able to take home with us!! Thank you, thank you! God is good!

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Michelle Ludke PasbrigMy husband and I had an amazing weekend. Thank you for your ministry!

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Jennifer SkinnerGreat weekend thanks so much!!

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Mary Wetzel DonovanThanks for posting this, Brett, and for your service to God's family and Kingdom.

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Lori Ann BeachGreat to hear Brett Ray! Good on ya & keep up the GOD WORK!

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Ruth DurhamOh my goodness! Three of my favorite people!!! Love you all!

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Just got back from a fantastic family vacation! All seven of us together for the first time since New Years and this trip was a riot. We decided to try something new so we went to the world's largest amusement park, Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio. Bad sarcasm for those of you who don't know our family has been going on vacation there for well over 20 years. One of our family's favorites, Anna Sump joined in on the fun this year and the trip would not have been as good without her awesome friendship! Thumbs up from the kids on on the brand new "Valravn", the world's tallest dive coaster. Carol and I sat out because we were afraid it would put us to sleep. Permanently. ... See MoreSee Less

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Just got back from a fantastic family vacation! All seven of us together for the first time since New Years and this trip was a riot. We decided to try something new so we went to the worlds largest amusement park, Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio. Bad sarcasm for those of you who dont know our family has been going on vacation there for well over 20 years. One of our familys favorites, Anna Sump joined in on the fun this year and the trip would not have been as good without her awesome friendship! Thumbs up from the kids on on the brand new Valravn, the worlds tallest dive coaster. Carol and I sat out because we were afraid it would put us to sleep. Permanently.

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Carol RayFor the record, Carol is not afraid of the roller coasters. She loves roller coasters! So there!!

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Sheree Gidcomb ClarkHey-I know these fabulous, gorgeous people-and they are my family! My "blood kin" as we say in the South. So I must be fabulous, gorgeous too! Brett Ray, I'm older than you-so ya'll got it from me!!! lol

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Nick LewanSounds awesome! Great picture, miss you guys =]

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Glory BeAwesome amusement park indeed!! It's about 2 hours from me. Great family vacay destination!! In our case it makes for an awesome family fun day trip!!

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Eileen SmalleyGreat times!!!

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