“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23).
Having been an OCF member more than 53 years, we have seen the purchase and then the growth and impact of both conference centers. Truly God has been faithful.
Our family has been closely involved in the OCF conference center ministry for almost 40 years. We were involved in the effort to find and establish an east coast conference center and then became the center director of WSS in 1979. We have a “long view” of the conference center ministry.
Our children and several of our grandchildren have been part of the summer staff at both conference centers. The input and positive impact of those times has been significant in their lives. Many of the cadets, midshipmen and junior officers who attended WSS during our tenure later became senior officers in the military. The same is true of several high school and college staff members. These people have had career long Christian influence in our military. Several other summer staff members have served or are serving in full time Christian ministry here and abroad. One could write a book on the influence of these people down through the years.
That OCF members and their families will grasp and embrace the ministry of our conference centers and that their families will also realize the positive contribution the ministry will have in their lives as it has in ours.
—Ray Johnson, CDR, USN (Ret.)
Former Center Director, WSS