Spruce Mountain Purchase
Not by our works, but by the Lord’s doing –
Spruce Mountain is PAID in full!
Thank you – thank you! to ALL who heard God’s call and provided.
“Come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our Salvation.” (Psa. 95:1)
For you were bought with a price, therefore glorify God!
On February 15, 2017, Spruce Lake became the new caretaker/owners of a special mountain, the 499 acres called Spruce Mountain. For the past 54 years, Spruce Lake had leased the tract from Spruce Mountain Associates, a family group who cared for the mountain and represented the interests of the original Price siblings who had bought the land four generations earlier. Its flowing waterfalls and scenic vista were loved by thousands of Spruce Lake guests who hiked, played and worshiped there. The purchase of the property from Spruce Mountain Associates is a milestone in the history of Spruce Lake, and presents the opportunity to continue the legacy of stewardship begun by the Price family. Our goal has been to pay for Spruce Mountain debt-free. At the settlement in February, we had already received $117,838 toward the balance of $445,000. As of March 23, 2017, that balance is zero!
Spruce Mountain holds the headwaters of the Upper Brodhead Watershed. Spruce Run, which cascades down the mountain, is one of several “Exceptional Value” streams in the watershed that flow through Spruce Lake’s landscape. Spruce Mountain is an integral component in Spruce Lake’s ministry of pointing people toward Christ.