|First, a little backgroundóHidden Falls Ranch is a non-denomination
Christian youth camp overlooking the colorful Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas
Panhandle. DíLynne met Jesus here in 1966. To see what the camp is like
today, you can visit their website.
Or visit the Palo Duro Canyon web
site for more pictures of the canyon.
Next, when many of DíLynneís friends and family mentioned a memorial at Hidden Falls, I asked Byron Williamson, the Executive Director, what projects he had on the drawing board to which we could give. He mentioned the need for an outdoor fellowship and devotional area, which also would be out of the sun and rain. Weíre calling this a picnic area, but the place will be so much more than that. It will feature a central gazebo large enough to seat or serve 100 campers, plus outlying covered tables, all with inspirational views of the canyon.
In addition, the improvements will include some landscaping and possibly a childrenís playground. Plans include electricity hookups for lighting and sound, which could make the area an alternative spot for evening campfires.
The projected costs for everything is $25,000, of which we already have $6,500 with more pledged. This may sound like a lot to raise, but I'm convinced we can do it. DíLynne and Tom have touched hundreds with their ministry through the years. If we can just let most of these people know about this effort, Iím sure they will welcome the opportunity to honor DíLynne in this way. I envision hundreds of campers this summer and for many summers to come--meeting God, worshipping Him, and enjoying their friends in this special place. DíLynne would love it.
We welcome one-time or monthly gifts of any size. Make your check to Hidden Falls Ranch (with a separate note directing this to the DíLynne Bellah Stone Memorial). Address your envelope to Hidden Falls Ranch, P.O. Box 136, Wayside, TX 79094. Then check back here from time to time to see what your money is doing.