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Genesis 18:1-8

The LORD appeared to Abrahama by the oaksb of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day.  He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent entrance to meet them, and bowed down to the ground.  He said, "My lord, if I find favor with you, do not pass by your servant.  Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.  Let me bring a little bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on—since you have come to your servant." So they said, "Do as you have said."  And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, "Make ready quickly three measuresc of choice flour, knead it, and make cakes."  Abraham ran to the herd, and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to the servant, who hastened to prepare it.  Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree while they ate.

a Heb him  b Or terebinths  c Heb seahs

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The Rev. Dwain DePew.
The Rev. Dwain DePew.

From the Rev. Dwain DePew: I was raised here in Southern Illinois, Vandalia. I have served in Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, and New Mexico over my 33 years of active ministry. I am presently retired in Carlyle, Illinois, where my 102 year old father-in-law is in the nursing home. I have led camps or work camps most of my career. Camp Carew is new to me, and I hope to make it a permanent part of my ministry as I go forward.

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