The Elbow Lutheran Bible Camp, located 4 miles south of Elbow on Highway 19, is operated by an association of Lutheran Congregations - Bethel, Elbow; Skudesnes, Loreburn; Bethlehem, Hawarden; Hanley; Bethlehem, Outlook and Faith Parish, Outlook.
The first camp was held at the Skudesnes Church yard in 1945. In 1946 the Bible Camp moved to a site near the Elbow bridge and in 1963 the camp moved to its present location when work began on the Gardiner Dam.
Each summer a week is set aside to come together in a Family Camp setting to study the Word of God, to proclaim His faithfulness, and to teach our children the importance of the Word of God in our lives.
Family Week always begins on the First Saturday of July with a Praise Service at 7:20 P.M.
Rob has served as the Executive Director of World Mission Prayer League (WMPL) Canada for 17 years. Prior to working with WMPL he served Lutheran congregations in North Dakota and Illinois. He also serves as WMPL's Associate Director for East Asia, representing The League with global partners overseas.
Rob is married to Pat who grew up in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan as a WMPL missionary kid. They met when Pat came to CLBI in Camrose following her High School graduation in Pakistan. Pat volunteers in the Camrose WMPL office, manages the Camrose mission home and provides member care support during their annual trips to East Asia.
Lewis' have four adult children and six grandchildren living in Canada and the US.
Rob & Pat consider it a privilege to engage congregations and individuals in mission here in Canada and seek to encourage workers and believers in East Asia.
I was very blessed to grow up in a Christian home with a loving family. For a large part of my childhood my parents ran Bible camps so I got to spend every summer in those great places learning about God and having a lot of fun.
After I finished high school I went to a Bible college in southern Saskatchewan called Millar College of the Bible where I spent three years and earned a bachelor of biblical studies as well as being blessed with opportunities to go to Sierra Leone west Africa as well as Mexico to serve The Lord. This past summer, 2012, I was given the gift of marriage and have been working in Calgary in construction.
Harold is a Canadian (a Saskatchewan farm boy, actually): he loves hockey, Tim Horton’s coffee and says “Eh!” with an accent more than he realizes. Currently he is the president of CLBI, the Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute in Camrose, AB, a position he has enjoyed for over twelve years. Previous to that he served Rock of Ages Church in Saskatoon, and did youth ministry in Abbotsford, BC and Okotoks, AB.
Harold has been married to Joyce for 32 years and is the proud dad to Annelise (23), Erik (20), Jenya (18) and Naomi (16). He enjoys leading worship and preaching, and watching soccer, basketball, football and Special Olympics swimming. Harold’s life verse is Galatians 2:20, “I’ve been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”