John has deep roots at Red Rock and is no stranger for those who have a long association with the Camp. A third generation pastor, as a 14 year old he received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at Red Rock under the preaching of his dad who was the camp evangelist. When he was 19, he dedicated his future profession (to be a lawyer) to God at the altar rail at Red Rock. After doing his thing working as an attorney – the bulk of his time spent as a criminal prosecutor – John finally answered the call to ministry God had laid on his heart when he was 9 so that John could now do HIS thing. His passion in ministry is for the spiritually lost to find salvation in Jesus and to then grow into mature followers of Christ who are active in helping God’s Kingdom grow.
John has performed 3 prior stints as Red Rock Bible teacher and served as Vice President for 13 years. In the latter role he led worship in the morning and evening sessions, and also preached the equivalent of a weeks’ worth of camp filling in days evangelists had to arrive late or leave early. Along with his wife Laurie, who served as music leader for ten years, Red Rock made the transition to contemporary worship. He has served as a church and camp evangelist, and had the privilege of preaching the final sermon in the old Tabernacle here at Koronis Ministries. John also taught the theology course for 125 Lay Pastors at a school in Uganda. During his 21 years as pastor of Grace UMC in St. Cloud, attendance grew by 245% and the church relocated and constructed a new building. John is currently a pastor at Relevant Life Church in St. Cloud, with a ministry emphasis in the area of Spiritual Growth and Discipleship.
During the week of camp the women meet daily to have time of their own to discuss and fellowship, this year they will be discussing what it means to Leave a Legacy.
Sharing our passion for the word of God! In a day and age when much of the culture isn’t sure if scripture still holds an answer of authority, how can we pass on the love the Lord has for that we find in the pages of the Bible. More people today are “Bible Illiterate” than have ever been in recent history. Join me as we discuss creative, unique ways to grow in our desires to engage in God’s word and pass on our passion to the next generation.
~ Melissa Deuel
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Bryan and Molly Canny are missionaries to Bolivia with Evangelical Church Missions. They were last with us at Red Rock in 2010 as newlyweds preparing for their first term together on the mission field. A lot of life has happened in these 6 years. They return to Red Rock with two children, Cecilia (3 1/2 years old) & Liliana (turning 1 year old on July 13) and are ready to share all that God has done in this last term and the vision He has given them for the future.
Their main ministry focus has been Nueva Esperanza (New Hope) Tutoring Center. New Hope was opened in 2012, under the leadership of Bryan and Molly in partnership with Evangelical churches in the Santa Cruz district, in order to give the children of Santa Cruz, Bolivia a place to belong. New Hope serves children from age three through sixth grade. The center seeks to provide three things:
A safe place (many children are locked in at home alone or out on the streets while their parents are working) A place to learn (many parents have a third grade or lower level education and are unable to assist their children with schoolwork) A place to experience the love of God
During its four years of operation, New Hope has served 75-150 children each year. The center offers help with homework, extra support and enrichment activities, school supplies, special activities for children and families, game and snack time, and a devotional lesson each day.
The volunteers and staff who work at New Hope have been able to build relationships with children and families. They are blessed to be able to watch children grow and learn and see their hearts softened to God’s word. Bryan and Molly plan to return to Santa Cruz, Bolivia in the fall of 2016 to open New Hope once again. They also have a vision to reach more children by opening four more centers in other local neighborhoods in the coming years.
Will you help bring New Hope to the children of Santa Cruz?