The Grand Lake Baptist Assembly, located on the shores of Grand Lake, recently broke ground for two new swimming pools. The new pools are the first in a four-phase capital campaign effort called “Forward in Faith”.

“Forward in Faith” is a $1 million campaign initiated by the Northeastern Baptist Association to keep the camp on the “cutting edge” of camp ministries.

The second phase of the campaign is the construction of a multipurpose gymnasium. Phase three is the renovation and expansion of the worship tabernacle, which now only seats 600 people. The final phase of this campaign will be the construction of individual cabins designed for couple's retreats.

Last year, over 6,000 people were ministered at the GLBA facilities. The association hopes the planned improvements will bring even more people to the camp.

Currently the camp has 32 cabins, dining facilities, a recreation room, bookstore, nurse's station, canteen, numerous study pavilions, recreation fields and a fishing dock.

The camp is funded through camp rental fees and by churches in the organization. “Forward in Faith” is a “person to person” campaign by association members to raise enough money to complete the four-phase project.

To donate to the campaign checks can be mailed to the Baptist Association, 1428 West 63rd, Grove, OK.