CH Michael Will, USA (Ret.): “A Faithful Approach to Hardship and Suffering”
About the Topic: Whether personal plights tied to physical or emotional pain, corporate concerns surrounding cultural conflicts within the body of Christ, or transcending temporal matters altogether with a view to eternal realities, a faithful approach to hardship and suffering is essential. What do we do when we don’t know what to do? Where do we go when we don’t know where to go? We begin with establishing what we do know, and where we can go, when these inevitably take place. Journey with us toward a faithful, biblical approach for facing these difficulties in our Christian faith.
About the Speaker: Michael Will was introduced to WSS by Chip and Kristin Huey in the summer of 2017. Since then, WSS has become a very important part of life for him and his family. Michael’s involvement at WSS has varied from volunteer periods to special projects – and he was our Resurrection Retreat Speaker in 2023. Michael and Christy, his beloved bride of twenty-six years, have four adult children: Emma Grace, Noah, Micah, and Elijah – two of whom have served in the EXSEL Discipleship Program.
Michael was called to ministry early, preaching his first sermon at the age of fifteen. He has pastored churches in Ohio and Canada, and is currently serving Grace E.C. Church in Knox, PA as the Associate Pastor for Discipleship. Michael enlisted in the United States Army in 1992 and later commissioned as a Chaplain, “the best job in the Army.” Though no longer in military service, Michael continues to love, and desires to serve, military personnel and their families!
Concurrent Programs Available: Camp Caleb Day Camp on July 13th (2nd-3rd grade), Camp Caleb Adventure (5th-6th grade), Camp Caleb Challenge (7th-8th grade), and Allegheny Outback! (9th-12th grade) No Horsemanship Day Camp or Camp Caleb Junior this week
Horsemanship Day Camp is a great opportunity for kids (ages 8+) attending our Summer R&R program to learn more about horses. Our Wranglers teach aspiring equestrians basic horse anatomy, the essentials of riding equipment, techniques for tacking and grooming a horse, walking and trotting instructions for beginners, and then they’ll all hit the trails to gain real-world experience! Daily devotionals throughout the experience will focus on the lessons we can learn from one of God’s most majestic creatures.
A five-day traditional summer camp program with age-specific programs for rising 2nd-8th graders, Camp Caleb brings military youth into an authentic personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to strengthen their own family and peer relationships, and to prepare them for standing for Jesus Christ as teenagers.
A six-day program for rising 9th graders through recent high school graduates, Allegheny Outback! challenges teens to develop their very own personal knowledge of God by modeling Christ in real-life situations with plenty of adventure along the way.