Word of Life Lodge Announcement – May 10, 2021
Word of Life Fellowship, Inc.’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to authorize management to pursue viable options for the disposition of the Word of Life Lodge located in Schroon Lake, New York. The decision to sell this property comes only after prayerful evaluation of multiple scenarios to continue operations and considerable discussion at the committee and board level.
Several factors influencing this decision include adjustments in ministry and organizational strategy, rising operating costs, an increased need for substantial investments in the aging Lodge property, changing vacation patterns, and the lingering uncertainty with COVID-19.
Since 1953, God has used this conference center as an integral part of the spiritual legacy of tens of thousands of guests from all over the U.S. and around the world. We are profoundly grateful for the lives impacted by the Word of God in this very special place.
Word of Life will continue to offer exciting camping opportunities for youth and families of all ages at the Island, Ranch, Ridge (Wild), Pines, Lakeside, and Florida properties. The ministry remains focused on its core mission of reaching youth with the gospel and the overall sustainability of the worldwide ministry now reaching 82 countries.
With the summer approaching, Word of Life will provide Lodge guests the opportunity to enjoy an extended season and programming at the Pines and Lakeside properties in Pottersville, New York. During the winter months, Word of Life Florida offers a 10-week conference program with speakers, rooms, RV-sites, and activities tailored for guests staying for a week or the entire season. Plans are also underway to initiate construction on a 100-site addition to the Word of Life Florida RV Park in the months ahead.
We desire to be faithful stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us. The allocation of these resources sometimes involves making difficult decisions, and we recognize that some friends may have questions or concerns. Questions may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be assured of our thankfulness for your ongoing prayers and support as we continue holding forth the life-changing Word of Life around the world.
In His Service,
Don Lough, Jr., President & CEO
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Word of Life Fellowship, Inc.