Day 24 of 40 Days of Prayer

Name: Zack Pruett Staff: 1996 – 2000 Board Member: 2011-present Now: Elementary School Principal, Plano Texas Camp Deer Run is a special place to me because it is where many individuals of all ages are able to experience the joy of the Kingdom without distractions of everyday life. With just the basic accommodations (good food … Continued

Day 23 of 40 Days of Prayer

Name: Kristen Doodle Spencer Staff: 2001-2003 Now: Mom, Longview, TX There are moments in time that mark a fork in the road, and Camp Deer Run is one of those markers for me. I was a happy college freshman in Nashville, TN back in 2001 when friends told me about this camp in the middle of … Continued

Day 22 of 40 Days of Prayer

Name: Robert Reagan Camper: 1975, 1979 Staff: 1980 Cheuk Counselor, 1982 Hoche Group Leader Now: Missionary, Chiang Mai, Thailand I went to CDR in 1975. It was an amazing experience, but my friend never took me back. When I was 16, I called him and asked if he wanted to go back and he said, … Continued

Day 21 of 40 Days of Prayer

Name: Diann (Ponder) Preston Camper: 1978-1980, 1985 Staff: 1988-1992, 1995 Now: Teacher/Coach in Tyler, TX Wow! Camp Deer Run has a special place in my heart for so many reasons! Complete freedom in Christ was how I felt when I was at camp. For the first time in my life, I was surrounded by people … Continued

Day 20 of 40 Days of Prayer

Name: Don Neal Staff: 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998 Director: 2006-2008 Now: Teacher, Tyler, Texas Camp Deer Run is where life really started to happen for me.  I had already been through four years of college when I first started working at CDR. The first thing that I always think of when remembering those first days … Continued

Day 19 of 40 Days of Prayer

Name: Monica Price Siklosi Camper: 1980-1989 Staff: 1990, 1994, 1995 Now: Teacher, Norman, OK Camp Deer Run is the place where I heard God’s voice whisper as the wind blew through the pine trees during quiet time. It’s the place where I saw God in every flower, rock, pinecone, and stick that I picked up … Continued

Day 18 of 40 Days of Prayer

Name: Michelle Weber Camper: 2000-2007 Staff: 2009-2011 Now: Owner/Designer at Kindred Papery, Dallas, TX Camp is dear to my heart for so many reasons, but lately the one that stands out the most to me is the lasting relationships formed within those gates that are rooted in Christ’s love. My husband Nathan and I recently … Continued

Day 17 of 40 Days of Prayer

Name: Ward English Counselor: 1966-1968 Cheukawaka Group Leader: 1969-1970 Program Director: 1972-1973 Camp Cook: 1975-1976 Now: Associate Principal/Dean of Instruction, Skyline High School, Dallas, TX, retired I had friends who worked at CDR–Linda and Jill Beaty from my church in Tyler, and Bruce Smith from Winnsboro. They talked to me many times about how great … Continued

Day 16 of 40 Days of Prayer

Name: Maggie (Samuel) Kerby Camper: 1997 – 2005 Staff: 2006-2008 Now: Mom – Paris, Texas I am a city girl through and through, and the idea of sweating in the summer heat at Camp Deer Run was less than desirable to my 9-year-old self. But even at such a young age, I quickly learned what … Continued

Day 15 of 40 Days of Prayer

Name: Gay Spencer Camper: 1962-1964 Staff: 1971-1973 Now: Having fun being a grandmother to 11 future Deer Runners I LOVE Camp Deer Run! CDR is special to me for many reasons. One of the great things about camp to me is that the first year I worked on staff, I met some of my dearest … Continued

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