Dear Friend of DSM and Wilderness Outcry,
We are very sorry to announce that due to a lack of funds, the large 5-day gathering called Wilderness Outcry will no longer take place this upcoming summer. We believe this vision is of the Lord, and certainly no one can deny the desperate need of our nation for prayer, but the reality is that provision for the high cost of doing an event like this—most of which must be paid in advance—has simply not materialized. We are still holding out hope that the gathering may take place next year or in 2012.
This was never intended to be a money-making event. To the contrary, without charging a registration fee for attending, we knew Dutch Sheets Ministry’s costs would be several hundred thousand dollars. We were confident we could raise this money. We were wrong. The line between true faith and presumption can be very fine sometimes, and our ability to truly discern God’s will can be difficult. Obviously, we fell short in both areas.
We are saddened and grieved with this development and repent for any presumption on our part. We thank our friend Steve Shultz and Elijah List for helping promote Wilderness Outcry and we sincerely ask their and your forgiveness for any inconvenience this has caused.
For those who have registered and paid for a campsite, we will issue you a full refund. For those of you who have donated to Wilderness Outcry, you will be receiving a personal email from my office.
To contact my office with any questions, email email@example.com.