Bethel of the North: Our Story

One of the most profound impacts on a community for the Kingdom of God can result from God calling humble servants, and equipping them for his service. This is the legacy of Ness Lake Bible Camp. 


Allow us to take a few moments to tell you our story: the Miracle of Ness Lake Bible Camp. 

Above: Dining Room, 1957


Often, when God calls his servants to give up something great, the givers will not fully know or understand the true impact of that gift. When George and Nellie Campbell surveyed their 80-acre property on the shores of Ness Lake in 1953, the call to give away such valuable property seemed irresponsible, if not foolish. However such was the desire that God had lay on their hearts. 


Below: George & Nellie Campbell











Below: "Bethel of the North" sign at the gate, 1957.












Below: "The Barge," used for ferrying materials and campers from the nearest road on the south side of Ness Lake, 1957.










"The Barge," used for ferrying materials and campers from the nearest road to NLBC

Below: Teen Camp, 1957











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