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The United Methodist Men of Lost Creek UMC saw an opportunity and helped Camp Egan. (www.okumc.org/camps)
The camp was using an aging dump trailer to haul brush, soil, and rocks, according to Tom Kirby, former Conference Camps director.
Lost Creek’s men evaluated the trailer and "knew we could make it great again with God’s help," said Ken Morris of Stillwater, the UMMen coordinator.
"The men, working with the project leader of Stoney Burk, replaced the flooring, removed the rust, replaced the battery for the dump mechanism, reinforced the walls with a cross bar, rewired and replaced all the lights, re-engineered the cradle for the tarp and the gate stablizers, and primed the new metal with a little paint."
"It was a team effort and all the guys helped, whether in person, through prayers, supplying materials, financial support," and more.
Egan Manager Josh Pulver said the men’s work blessed the camping ministry. Lost Creek’s men challenged other churches to become more involved in supporting Camps.