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Stories of Transformation

Dear friends,
We regularly talk about transformation through renewal of soul, mind, and body at Lake Junaluska. You make transformation possible. Because of your prayers, your time, and your gifts, transformation takes place every second of every day at Lake Junaluska.

When you greet people as they walk the lake for the first time, you embody Christian hospitality. When you volunteer to transform a worn rocking chair into a thing of beauty with a simple coat of paint, you provide a family a place to sit and enjoy the majesty of the mountains. When you make a financial gift to Lake Junaluska, you enable thousands of people the opportunity to experience a worship service, step into a canoe, and so much more.

In 2015, your gifts helped transform The Terrace, making it a beautiful space where visitors and residents can be renewed. After decades of limited seasonal operation, Jones Dining Hall received heating and air conditioning, allowing year-round use. Your support also refreshed one of our most frequented spaces at the lake by replacing and repairing sections of the fence along the Rose Walk.

We hope you will join us in 2016 as we continue on a path of transformation. The future of Lake Junaluska is bursting with promise, and we greatly value your ongoing support and partnership with our ministry.

Jack Ewing
Executive Director

Transformation through renewal of soul, mind and body

The lake has always been a safe place for me. Sitting by the water, wrestling with
thoughts, questions, and difficult times, gives me a sense of peace. I feel I can touch God here. I am fortunate to live within a 30-minute drive to the lake, and I go when I can to just take a break and breathe.

From the time I was old enough to be an “extra helper” at the playground under Ms. Follis for the big conferences at Lake Junaluska, I worked at the Children’s Building. My mother was a teacher; I knew I would teach or perhaps do something in Christian education. It was through my working at the Children’s Building that I met two children with Down syndrome who were being cared for while their parents were at meetings. My experiences with those children at Lake Junaluska led me to receive my teaching degree in special education.

In June 2016, I completed my 33rd year of teaching children with significant cognitive and physical disabilities. It is truly my God-given vocation and I am blessed. Lake Junaluska is a gift from a group of people who dreamed of a place to conference, to retreat, and to experience God in a personal way. Not just for Methodists, but all who seek a relationship with Christ and with other believers. It is a special and holy place to me.

Pam Fitch Moser
Special Education Teacher,
Former Lake Junaluska summer staff