September 6, 2002
Letter From the Executive Director
2002 was an important year in the history of The Wilderness Fellowship Ministries. We celebrated our 30th anniversary in September. It all began in 1972 when The Wilderness Fellowship (as it was called then) officially became incorporated under the directorship of my dad, Dick Klawitter and his faithful companion in ministry – his wife and my mom, Lois. Since it’s beginnings God has truly blessed TWFM which provides a place of refuge and peace to many people in many ways.
Having started on only 93 acres of rolling wooded farmland, TWFM now has over 240 acres, a Fellowship Center, three group/family cabins, a shower house, prayer retreat cabins, two staff houses, a barn, and a number of other smaller storage buildings. A full-time staff and many volunteers sacrifice to keep this exciting ministry going. Thousands of people over the past 30 years have received benefits from TWFM’s mission of “……. restoration and hope which is dedicated to helping people establish intimacy with God and those they love”.
Now, with the help of our faithful God, The Wilderness Fellowship Ministries begins a new era. In the September of 2002, the baton of leadership was passed from Dad to me. Another prayer cabin was completed, additional buildings were repaired or rebuilt and the Founders Fireside Retreat Center has been completed with Johnson Hall, the upper level of the Fellowship Center. With a sense of God’s directing hand, new enthusiasm, expanded staff and increased funding, TWFM will move toward its full potential. This is so exciting for me!
A FOUNDATION LAID………….A FUTURE TO BUILD
I invite you to continue to pray for God’s direction for the ministry of TWFM, and rejoice with us in the faithfulness of God and His people who brought us this far.
Let’s “build a future” together for His Glory,
Randy Klawitter, Exec. Dir TWFM