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Last Updated on January 12, 2023 by OCF Communications

The OCF Chaplains’ Family Retreat at Spring Canyon provides restoration, recreation, and refreshment for military chaplains and their families. With inspiring teaching, delicious family-style meals, and great activities for all ages, this is an opportunity to reconnect with friends and family and be refreshed in your own ministry. Let our world-class staff serve you and your family during this relaxing spring vacation. Make the OCF Chaplains’ Family Retreat your “vacation with a purpose!”

Price: $100 for adults (13 and above) and $70 for children (3-12); free for ages 0-2

About the speaker: CH(MG) Doug Carver, USA (Ret.), is the Executive Director of Chaplaincy for the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board. An advocate for the religious liberty of service members, veterans, and their families, he oversees the professional and pastoral support to 3700 Southern Baptist Chaplains who minister in various institutional settings in the United States and around the world.

Prior to joining the North American Mission Board, he was the Army’s 22nd Chief of Chaplains (2007-2011), leading and serving over 2900 chaplains supporting the religious and pastoral needs of our 1.2 million soldiers and families. Chaplain Carver served at every level of the Army, from platoon to the Department of the Army Staff. At the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003, he served as the senior military chaplain in the combat theater of operations.

A native of Rome, Georgia, he and his wife, Sunny, celebrate 49 years of marriage and reside in Charlotte, North Carolina near their two daughters and five grandchildren.

About the topic: “Endure To the End!”

In these times of rolling traumas, we need a constant reminder of the prevailing power Jesus has given believers to live victorious and hope-filled lives. How do we fulfill Jesus’ command to “endure to the end”?

Guest Ambassadors: COL and Mrs. Arnie Ahnfeldt, USA (Ret.)

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