By QUINN LAVESPERE, Message Summer Staff Writer
EROS – The month of October normally inspires people to prepare for Halloween. Pastor Gary Brewster and O.K. Corral Church have other plans in mind.
O.K. Corral Church plans to host a rough stock training camp Oct. 8-10 for bull riders and bareback riders.
“We’ve got a lot of things planned for the future, and this is one of them,” Brewster said. “We want to use these things to win people to the Lord.”
The rough stock camp is to be a campout event for males between 15 and 25, the cowboy church pastor said. He described what would go on at the camp.
“The boys’ll sleep in the tent,” Brewster said. “We’ll provide chuck wagon meals.
Instructors are coming from Rome, Ga., and Athens, Texas, to teach the camp. We’ll camp out Friday night, teach clinics on Saturday and have some testimonies and Bible study time.
“The classes we’ll be holding can only have 15 people at a time, so not everyone can get in a class,” Brewster added. “Also an open buck-out is planned for Saturday night, and Benny Kimble, the instructor from Georgia, is going to preach church on Sunday.”
Brewster gave some information on the camp’s instructors.
“Jarrod Smith, the instructor from Athens, Texas, is coming here to be bull riding instructor,” Brewster said. “He was a PRCA bull rider. Benny Kimble was a PRCA bareback rider and will do the bareback riding clinic here. They did rodeo together.”
He had one more activity he’d like to add, Brewster said: a saddlebronc riding clinic. At press time he was still looking for an instructor. The third activity might draw additional young men to the rough stock training camp, and the more participants, the better.
“We want to use this camp as a tool to disciple young men for Jesus,” Brewster said.
Brewster said he hopes the camp will provide fun for attendees and inspire them to follow the Lord in discipleship.
“Really, the Lord is the main purpose of this camp,” Brewster said. “We do want those who come to the camp to enjoy themselves and fellowship with one another, but Jesus is ultimately at the center of what we’re doing. We want to glorify Him through this camp.”
No entry fees are required to attend the rough stock camp, Brewster added.
For more information on the rough stock camp, call Gary Brewster at 318.737.8073 or Levi Beard at 318.237.8228.