Last Rally

C.O.M. Fall Rally

Baptist Hill

Mt. Vernon, MO

Sept 18-22, 2017


We enjoyed a wonderful week although it was a very hot week for the guys and gals to work in.  God blessed your COM group this week as we had a couple of guys get over heated, but they recovered quickly after getting out of the heat.  Thank you Lord for protecting everyone this week!


Thank you to each one who came to the rally and worked so hard to make this rally a big success and also for all the ones at home who kept us in their prayers.


Our big construction project was to put trusses and a metal roof on the big dorm.  A special thanks to Rex Minor and David Clark for coming in a week early and welding the beams together so we could set the trusses up and the roof on.  Without them we couldn’t have gotten the roof on.


We had 121 people attending the rally with 48 RVs.  Mereck Putt (Hoth’s grandson) was visiting and we welcomed 6 new people to our Campers On Mission family:  Steve and Sharon Hughes from St Charles, John and Jeanne Jamison from Rolla, Jim Hopke from Columbia and Molly McKay from Cassville, MO.  We hope they enjoyed being with this group as much as we loved having them with us.  Thanks for coming.


The group voted to go to Bates Creek in Potosi, MO for the Spring Rally 2018.


We are excited to announce that starting at the next rally in Bates Creek, we will have a Woodworking Group which will be led by Roger Jefferies.


We are also pleased to let you know that MO COM will have a table at the Baptist State Convention in October.  This will help promote COM at the state level.  Please stop by if you are interested.


On Monday night we had a Mini-Rally Praise night.  Each mini rally leader gave us a report on the projects worked on since our April rally.  We had a total of 11 mini rallies reported on.  It was great to hear what COM has done this year.  We encourage anyone who has not ever been on a mini rally to try one.  You will really enjoy it.  Watch our calendar for new ones that you might be interested in.  Our calendar is on the website.



Nancy Janes -  Sewing: There were 36 women involved in the sewing room at Baptist Hill.  We produced 73 items, including 48 lap/twin size quilts, 3 pillows, 4 pillowcases, 3 receiving blankets 2 baby afghans, 3 burp cloths, 1 changing pad and 9 baby quilts.  These projects are distributed in the 3 campuses of the children’s homes, the 3 campuses of the Baptist Home for the Aged, and the Lighthouse in Kansas City.  The hand stitchers all but completed their project, so we will need a top for the frame for the Potosi Rally next spring.  If you are interested in providing a top, the ones that auction best are at least a full/queen size.  Please contact Nancy Janes so she will know if we have one coming.  ALSO, some of you volunteered a quilt for the Restoration House in KC and we are anxious to see these and we know they will bless the girls.


Denny Ball – Construction: Thank you to all those who worked so hard in the heat getting the roof on the big dorm.  Also those who worked on Joel’s house, the leak in the chapel, and the pavilion by the RV park looks nice.  The motel units got a facelift with a good coat of paint.  Thanks also to those who checked locks, fixed handrails, the pool work, lights, and power washed the deck, wood cutting, and the rocks removed from the dorm, pictures hung, Windsor stones put at sidewalk at WMU building and so many other things.  Thank you to all.


NOTE from Charles and June Grubb

“Thank you” for the church materials brought in for the Love Packages.  We had a fairly good amount for which we are truly thankful.  We will be making a trip to Butler, IL on Thursday of this week


Cheryl Rohrbach - Kitchen Crew: Homemade cobblers, fresh country eggs, old fashioned sausage and biscuits, celery and many varieties of fruits and breads made this COM rally a fulfilling event.  The food was and the fellowship was even better.  Although three of our kitchen regulars (Dorothy Sisson, Ruth Shy and Cheryl Rawlings) were unable to be with us many volunteers stepped up to fill in the gaps.  Several men and women help stuff “snack” bags on Sunday afternoon.  Thank you Shirley Ballard, Bev Davis, Cheryl Compton and Jeanne Jamison who worked in the kitchen all week and made several innovative suggestions.  And of course thanks to all our regular volunteers: Jim McCoy, David and Ruth Strodman, Lou Hulsebus, Pat and David Raines and Marvin Rohrbach.


Missouri Campers on Mission Spring Rally 2017

Gasconade Valley Baptist Association

Bland, MO 

April 24-28, 2017

Theme: Heaven's Jubilee 

Scripture: Phillipians 3:20-21

Things we were able to do between rain storms:

Pull RVs out of the mud

Put metal roof on large dining hall

Put metal roofs on two girl's dorms and the boy's shower house

Repair threshold on doorway to girl's dorm and boys' dorm and build awning over doorways.

Prepare and pour concrete for new pavillion

Prepare and pour concrete for walkways around boy's dorm

Paint interior of girl's shower house

Put up soffit and fascia on large dining hall and kitchen

Remove existing cabinet and build shelves in kitchen

Some trail work and brush cutting

FBC - Bland:  Some painting, electrical work, repair interior ceiling leaks