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Spring Trail Ride set for May 16-17

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By William H. Perkins Jr.

A Spring Trail Ride sponsored by the Evangelism Department of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board (MBCB) will take place May 16-17 at Central Hills Retreat near West.

“We have learned much since our first trail ride in the fall of 2012,” said Don Lum, MBCB evangelism director. “We are looking forward to making this our best trail ride yet.”

Lum said the Spring Trail Ride will utilize land purchased a few months ago and added to the Mississippi Baptist encampment’s acreage. “It’s the first time the new land will be used for a trail ride,” he said.

Featured speakers will be Roy Hill and his son Chance, members of First Church in Satsuma, Al., who together head up Spurs Ministries (

Participants should bring their own horses. An up-to-date Coggins test is required. Lum said a limited number of covered stalls are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cost for the two-day event is $50 per person and includes overnight accommodations or recreational vehicle hookup, three meals, and insurance. For day riders who plan to participate on Saturday only, the cost is $20 per person and includes lunch.

Lum said the previous three trail rides at Central Hills have included a number of people who came by themselves. “We’ve had several single participants. If your spouse doesn’t ride or can’t make the trip, that’s no problem. Also, we’ve had grandparents bring grandchildren. If you enjoy riding, there’s a place for you.”

Participants may arrive any time on Friday and ride throughout the day on their own. Lum said. Dinner and evening activities will begin on Friday at 6 p.m.

“Saturday day riders are welcome at the rate listed above. You will need to be checked in and ready to ride by 9 a.m.,” Lum pointed out.

Lum said the trail ride is limited to 60 riders, and all riders under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult. “I want to encourage participants to invite someone who has not yet ridden at Central Hills to join you for the Spring Trail Ride,” he said. “It’s going to be a great weekend of riding, fellowship, worship time, and devotional time.”

To register, contact Debbie Ramage at Central Hills Retreat. E-mail: Telephone: (662) 289-9730. For more information, contact Lum at Telephone: (601) 292-3280.

The Spring Trail Ride is funded in part by gifts to the Mississippi Cooperative Program.

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