500 years.
By Ronja, intern at CBBC



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That’s a long time and we still feel the influence of a man who outlined the most important topics
and beliefs of our faith.

On the 31st October 1517, Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses on the door of University of
Wittenberg’s (Germany) chapel.

It’s important to me not only because I’m from Germany but also because I now live as a Christian
in the truth outlined by Luther. 

Luther was a man who always held on to the truth.

He translated the bible from greek to german. Now everyone could study and understand the bible. It was no longer just for
monks and priests.
Luckily at the same time the book press was invented. It made it affordable to buy a bible. Those reasons and many more caused
the bible to be the best selling book of all time!

Martin Luther started to change a catholic world that dominated everything. It’s important to question teaching to ensure it is
true and to look to the past for guidance.

The celebration of this big anniversary has impacted Germany a lot.There are events, lectures, discussions, new memorial sites 
and an extra holiday. That’s awesome, isn’t it? 

My brother loves to have one extra day off from school.

We should also celebrate Reformation Day. It’s so important for all of us to remember how amazing our churches are
and that we are privileged to go to a church and live our faith in freedom.

So why not bringing some of the Luther spirit in our houses and draw a luther rose with your kids.

If you want to know the circumstances of 500 years ago check out this VIDEO.

HERE  you can see how crazy germans get about the 500 year anniversary.
It’s also worth a visit in other years.

What does God have in store for me here?


Kyra, 20 years old, CBBC staff for 7 years Two staff members and some kids are riding a boat over Pigeon Lake. The sun shines bright and they are all waving.

This past summer I helped out with taking care of the LIP's. (LIP stands for Leadership Investment Program) The friendships I made with the the LIPS were incredible. Some of the kids that were in the program this summer have been campers in the past, and I was stoked as they stepped up to be staff. Some were deeper in their faith then others, as the summer went on they all learned so much about God, the bible, his kingdom, how to serve others,and what it means to follow Jesus. 

It was a great group of kids and I was so proud to see them grow in their faith, as leaders and to also see how they interacted with the kids attending camp, they showed great amounts of love and patience. And they took pride in helping provide a fun, safe place for everyone involved. 


Kari, CBBC Lifeguard

The summers that I have spent at Covenant Bay have truly made an impact on my walk with God, especially as I went through Jr. High and High School.
Though those years have been hard 
in many ways, the life giving community that I have found in the camp has helped me through it all; 
each camper, staff and speaker has had an impact on my life. 
Through the speakers each summer, I have been challenged on what it really means to live out God’s call for my life and I have been able to find spiritual,
and even mental healing 
year after year.

Being a staff member, I have been able to form close friendships with some amazing people who bring out the best in me and challenge me on my spiritual journey.

This camp, and each person who has been a part of it, has been a community and a family to me for many years, and in this community
I have been able to become who I am. 
I have been able to share my testimony, and last summer I was baptized during Sr. High camp. 
These were pivotal moments for me in my faith walk and I saw my connection with the camp and the people grow. 

Each year that I have come back to camp, I always wonder to myself: what does God have in store for me here? And I have learned that I know the answer to that question.


God has greatness in store for me: every summer, forever and always.



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