LOWPOINT, Ill.—The annual men’s retreat of the Illinois-Missouri Association of Regular Baptist Churches took place at Camp Manitoumi on August 22 and 23, with approximately 80 men in attendance. Bernie Augsburger, IL-MO state representative, spoke on the theme, “Men Being Real for Jesus.” Brown Street Baptist Church, Alton, Illinois, served as host church.
The retreat began with the usual barbecue steak dinner, followed by the evening session. The chapel filled with the singing of the men is always a delight. Following the Friday night service a number of tournaments took place, including ping- pong, horseshoes, carpet ball, volleyball and three-man basketball. The swimming pool was also open, and ice cream from the canteen was a big hit. Saturday included the conclusion of the tournaments, the annual skeet shoot, and the chapel service. After a good lunch, the men where free to leave for home or use the camp facilities for the rest of the afternoon.