Men of the Ouachitas (MOO) is a vital ministry to the men of Lake Valley. Over the past few years we have spread that effort to several other churches who are now hosting and leading their own retreats. Men of the Ouachitas remains the name of our Lake Valley retreat ministry for men. Our effort to reach other men in other churches has transformed into the For King and Kingdom(4KK) ministry, with the hopes of reaching even more men at an accelerated pace.
Here at Lake Valley it became evident that MOO is now much bigger than something that can be managed by two or three people. With the leaders reaching out to other churches it is time to have local men reaching inward to the men of Lake Valley.
We wanted to establish a council of men that would provide direction and stability to the future MOO efforts within Lake Valley. With that concept in mind, the Lake Valley MOO Council was formed. Currently the council consists of 6 men (Donald Westerman, Allen Coker, Chris Menzies, Shane Carson, Steve Freeman and Ron Tucker) with oversight from Bruce Dodson and Lamar Trieschmann. This group is tasked with:
Scheduling and planning retreats for Lake Valley men
Identifying men who have not been able to attend a retreat
Leading those retreats
Maintaining the activities necessary for a retreat to be successful
The MOO Council cannot do this alone. If you would like to help in some way, please let us know. One way all alumni can participate is by helping us recruit future participants for the MOO retreat experience. If you know of someone who has not had the opportunity to attend a retreat, pass us their name and we will contact them.
We are opening a new chapter for MOO at Lake Valley. Let’s all use our imagination to best further this Kingdom work.