The Indian Springs Ladies' Fellowship invites you to become part of our dynamic fellowship for spiritual growth and outreach. By participating in this fellowship, you will have the opportunity to meet other women in 'our camp family'.
Retreats, missions projects and hospitality to the campground are just a few aspects of the Ladies' Fellowship. Send us your e-mail address and you'll receive information about our activities and important dates!
Plan on attending the Spring Retreat Arpil 25 - 27, 2014! The annual retreats sponsored by the Ladies' Fellowship continue to build a sgnificant spiritual presence in the life of Indian Springs. We're planning on the best retreat ever!
Exciting News: This year, women from other campmeetings will be attending!
"Having a Holy Heart in an Unholy World" is the theme of this year's retreat. Speakers are Sabrina Jones, Beth Coppedge, Cricket Albertson and Rhonda Holton. Music will be provided by Stacey Wood. Registration Fee is $25.
For questions, contact Wanda Roberts email@example.com
- Wednesday, July 9 - time to be announced.
- Thursday, July 11 - time to be announced.
All ladies are invited to attend our Pre-Camp Prayer Retreat for a time of praise, thanks, confession, petition, intercession and submission.
If you are on the campground but cannot come for the entire retreat, please feel free to join us, even if you have just an hour! We want to hear your special prayers and concerns as we join our hearts and hands in prayer for our 2014 Campmeeting. Casual dress is just fine!
- First Friday, July 11 - Main Tabernacle after the 11 am service
- Second Friday, July 18 - Main Tabernacle after the 11 am service
- Monday, July 14 - after 11 am Service
- Location to be announced
2014 Honduras Mission Activities
The Ladies' Fellowship has sponsored a number of projects in Choluteca, Honduras. In February 2014, several women from the Ladies' Fellowship joined the missions team. Watch this site for updates on that recent trip!
The Lizzie Project is a ministry of The Ladies' Fellowship of Indian Springs. Founded by Rhonda Holton, the project involves ministy to families in Choluteca, Honduras through:
- Backpack Ministry
- Housing Ministry
- Scholarships for school children
- Scholarships for local voactional school
The heart of The Lizzie Project has been to fund scholarships, provide backpacks, uniforms and school supplies for needy children. Team members agree that one of the best parts of a trip to Honduras is giving and receiving hugs!
Lizzie, the oldest child in the below photo, inspired the founding of this project. Building and home repair for needy families is a signficant part of The Lizzie Project. Thanks to the generous hearts of many donors and the Ladies' Fellowship, Lizzie's family and her grandmother now have homes. Several other needed homes have been provided, as well.
The various construction projects are done in conjunction with the ministry of WGM missionaries, Larry and Angie Overholt. Teams from Ohio assist in the various home-building projects.
Update for our 2014 Trip: Our Indian Springs mission team returned in mid February from their annual visit to Choluteca. Teams constructed two additions for staff missionary homes needing extra space due to the birth of their first children. The 3rd floor building site required all materials and supplies to be hoisted by an ingeniously-designed pulley system. A daunting task in 100 degree heat!
Due to the expense of backpacks, they were purchased in the States and brought to Honduras. So, the team arrived with numerous colorful backpacks and had the joy of dispensing them.
School supplies, shoes and uniforms were purchased locally. Uniforms and books are very important to the school children, as they are not allowed to attend school unless they have both. Through funds from the Ladies' Fellowship, 47 school scholarships were provided!
Our 2011 camp meeting marked the centennial of the Indian Springs Ladies’ Fellowship. Founded in 1911 as a hospitality ministry, the Women’s Auxiliary provided chimney lamps, pitchers and maid service to evangelists and other workers.
In 1940, the Board of Trustees recognized the Women’s Auxiliary as an official ministry of the camp meeting. Their purpose at that time was to care for preachers, musicians and their wives and children. A free-will offering taken each year was used for the upkeep of the Workers’ Cottages and to pay for furniture, kitchen equipment and linens. Membership was open to any interested woman attending camp meeting.
Our camp history for the 1990 Centennial Celebration notes that the role of the organization had expanded. The Women’s Auxiliary was now providing flowers and decorations for the Main Tabernacle and planting shrubs for the beautification of the grounds. It also helped to provide toys and needed linens for the Nursery. Support for our missionary families was also an important part of the ministry.
Renamed the Ladies’ Fellowship in 2009, this vivacious ministry now encompasses prayer retreats, Fast Prayer Meetings during camp meeting, the Annual Luncheon held on the 1st Monday of each camp, and The Lizzie Project. The Ladies’ Fellowship sponsors our unique Legacy Lady Project which honors women who have made a difference at Indian Springs. In April of 2011, they hosted the first annual Spring Retreat with over 75 women attending!
A new ministry for 2011 provided hospitality needs by ‘adopting’ a Worker’s Cottage to ensure the comfort of our workers and their families during camp. This new heart-felt ministry demonstrates that the founding purpose of the organization remains.
The Ladies' Fellowship is open to any woman attending camp meeting who desires the fellowship and involvement of our various ministries. If interested in joining, contact Rhonda Holton, President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Drinking at the Springs of Living Water" was the theme of the 2013 Spring Retreat. The retreat was held at the campground April 26 - 28, 2013, with approximately 90 women attending.
In addition to excellent slate of speakers a study book titled Love to Pray was a foundational part of the weekend.
Love to Pray is a book by Harvest Publishers that focuses on prayer principles through 40 devotions over eight weeks.
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See below for recorded sessions of the retreat.
2013 Retreat Sessions available:
- $3 for single CD per session
- $15 for all sessions on a single CD (includes 5 sessions; see below)
- $35 for one DVD of all sessions
To order the 2013 materials, send an email to email@example.com. List your name and address and which media you want to buy:
Session 1 - Joy Griffin: Letting God remove the High Places that keep us from Him
Session 2 - Tami Gibson & Wanda Roberts: Prayer (Wesley's Self Examination Quiz)
Session 3 - Rhonda Holton: Honduras and the Lizzie Project
Session 4 - Bette Crouse: Fill my cup
Session 5 - Bette Crouse: Share my cup
Preserving our History - Leaving a Legacy
The first edition of the Legacy Ladies book was presented during our 2009 Campmeeting. We want to emphasize it is just that - the first edition. This is a living project. It is our hope that as friends of Indian Springs read through this first edition, they will be inspired to continue the stories of their own Legacy Ladies.
These pages have been put in a loose leaf binder so that additions can easily be made. Each year for several years, a new edition will be compiled and pages can be added as family and friends honor those ladies who have left and are leaving a legacy of faith and godly lives. Eventually, we hope to publish the entire collection in permanent book format.
This year consider honoring your wife, mother, grandmother, special friend, teacher, or worker - any special lady who has been a blessing at Indian Springs and an example to those who come after her.
Need a Special Gift for a Special Lady?
The Legacy Ladies project is a perfect gift! We can provide you with a lovely certificate which you can present to your Honoree.
Please allow a month to process the order for a gift to make certain there is time for mailing the certificate to you. Send request to:
Mrs. Helen Rhea Stumbo
314 W. church Street
Fort Valley, GA 31030
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please include "Indian Springs Legacy Project" in the subject line.)
How can I participate in this project?
You may download actual legacy examples of the Legacy Lady Project on the link shown above. This information gives you helpful guidelines about writing your Special Memory for your Honoree, photographs, and where to send your information.
A contribution of $100 (up to $499) includes your Honoree in the Legacy History Book.
A contribution of $500 (or more) includes your Honoree in the Legacy History Book and provides an Engraved Bronze Leaf to be on the Memorial Tree.
Memorial Tree will be 4’ x 5’ in a public place at the Camp Ground.
2012 Ladies' Fellowship Officers
|Office||Name - Contact Info|
|Hospitality||To be Announced
2012 Committee Chairs
|Spiritual Advisors||Beth Coppedge, Ann Artmann & Cricket Albertson|
|Flowers & Communications||Mary Jean Banter|
|Refreshments for Children’s Ministry||Elizabeth Lane|
|Ladies’ Fellowship Luncheon||
|Nursery||Judy Seifert & Donna Dawson Volunteer – Alita Adams|