Day 14

Spring Canyon: A place where ‘the earth showeth His handiwork’

“I will lift up my eyes unto the hills [SC Mountains]. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, maker of heaven and earth” (Psalm 121: 1-2:).


My story
Memorial Day, 1972. We were at the dedication of the original Fort Shine honoring the service of my brother to the Lord and the nation. It was a beautiful spring day in The Canyon. A cousin, former opera singer, led us in “How Great Thou Art.” The words of the third verse were perfect for the setting and occasion:


“When through the woods, and forest glens I ramble, and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees. When I look down, from lofty mountain’s grandeur, hear a brook, or feel the gentle breeze. THEN SINGS MY SOUL, MY SAVIOR GOD TO THEE, HOW GREAT THOU ART, HOW GREAT THOU ART. THEN SINGS MY SOUL, MY SAVIOR GOD TO THEE. HOW GREAT THOU ART, HOW GREAT THOU ART!”


There are few settings on earth where “the earth showeth His handiwork” more clearly and inspiringly than at our much loved Spring Canyon.


How am I praying
I am praying that God, who owns the cattle on a thousand hills, will soon provide in His way the funds needed to complete the work at SC, and in the process bless all those called to be part of the effort.


—Al Shine

2015-10-06T10:12:05-06:00 October 16th, 2015|40 Days|1 Comment

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  1. Bruce Fister October 20, 2015 at 6:23 am - Reply

    There has never in my humbled opinion been a person or family who has had a greater impact upon OCF conference centers or the Lord’s work in OCF than Al Shine and his greater family. Just read Out of the Valley and you’ll understand why. Likewise, THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A TIME IN OCF’S HISTORY WHEN OCF CONFERENCE CENTERS HAVE BEEN MORE CRITICAL TO THE LORD’S WORK THROUGH OCF THAN NOW, SO NOW IS THE TIME TO PRAY MIGHTILY FOR OUR GOD TO BESTOW UPON THE GROWING AND BUILDING CAMPAIGN THOSE CATTLE ON A THOUSAND HILLS TO FINISH THE WORK.

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