Bob Thiel, the non-ordained self-appointed false prophet of the Continuing Ed Church of God, world renown authority on prophecy and Mayan dribble is all indignant today that Catholic youth are supposedly using the Ambassador Campus in Big Sandy for a summer camp. In his usual hatred of Catholicism he made a lot of assumptions about the pine woods the kids are having camp in.
Thiel waxes nostalgic about spending Feast time in the Piney Woods on the Big Sandy Campus. Assuming the Catholic summer camp is on the Big Sandy Ambassador property, he takes a swipe at the Great Whore of Babylon's children playing there.
Just because this camp is in the Pine Woods of Big Sandy does not mean it is on the Ambassador campus. It is several miles down the road and nowhere near the Piney Woods of Ambassador. Alert Academy occupies the Big Sandy campus and are just as antiCatholic as Thiel is.
I think what really irritates him is that the youth say they are spiritually nourished. According to Lord Thiel, there are no REAL Christians outside of the Continuing Ed Church of God. Everyone else in the entire world are "so-called" Christians and God forbid if they are Catholic!
The former Ambassador College campus in Big Sandy, Texas made the news:
BIG SANDY — Each summer, Ryann Hargis travels almost 500 miles to spend time in the place where she feels most at home and where she will be “spiritually nourished.”There was an area there (and it still may be called the same) that was called the Piney Woods. I personally stayed in a small tent there for the Feast of Tabernacles in 1980.
“It’s refreshing. It’s a break from everything society throws at you,” Hargis said. “This is the place where I feel most myself.”
Hargis, of Amarillo, is training to be a counselor at The Pines Catholic Camp in Big Sandy, a place where she was a camper for years.
“I wanted to be part of this because it’s been so special to me,” Hargis said of The Pines. “I want to make an impact.”
Located on 130 acres of land in Big Sandy, The Pines Catholic Camp provides a summer refuge for Catholic children in second through 12th grades to experience a spiritual renewal, Assistant Camp Director Brianna Noonan said. (http://www.news-journal.com/features/religion/big-sandy-catholic-camp-provides-spiritual-nourishment-to-students/article_82c38338-b966-5e8b-b643-ec49ef0c670f.html)
But the old Worldwide Church of God sold it. It also sold the campuses in Bricket Wood, England and Pasadena, California.
Piney Woods on the Ambassador Campus is here: Alert Academy
The Pines Catholic Camp is here:The Pines