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SEPTEMBER 20-21, 2024


The 9th annual Men's Encounter at Lost Valley is September 20-21, 2024.  We have been praying over this event and over all of you for over a year.  We are expecting a powerful move of God and we know that if you come you will be glad you did.  


Gordon Houston,

Men's Ministry Director - Southern California District

Gordon is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and has been married to his wife Nonda for 40 years, also an ordained minister. They pastored in San Jacinto, CA, for 22 years before serving the SoCal Network Office for 14 years as Assistant Superintendent, Secretary Treasurer, Network Men’s Director, and in other capacities. Gordon is passionate about inspiring and equipping men and leaders to realize their God-given potential. He currently serves on the Assemblies of God National Men’s Ministries Team as the 360Equip Director.

2024  Schedule

Friday, September 20th
Check-In                           3:00pm
Dinner                               6:00pm
Fire-starter Service        7:30pm
Free Time                         9:30pm
Lights Out                       11:00pm

Saturday, September 21st

Breakfast                          8:00am
Morning Service             9:00am

Morning Activities        10:30am
Lunch                                12:30pm
Afternoon Activities       1:00pm
Closing Service                 2:30pm


Activities are available for everyone!  

Shooting Sports

During Saturday activity times our pistol, rifle, clay shooting, and archery ranges will be open.  Targets and clays are provided.  Bring your own firearms and ammo.  Please remember all firearms must be unloaded and cased until at the range.  Firearms may only be used during scheduled times with a range officer on duty.  Please review a copy of our Firearm Rules

Fishing & Boating

Fishing is available either from a boat or from the lake’s edge.  Paddle boats and canoes are available at the lake.  All fishing at Lost Valley is catch-and-release only.  There are large and small mouth bass as well as bluegill.  Bring your own fishing poles, lures, and other equipment.

Golfing Package (optional)

There is a golf package available for purchase.  Golf pricing includes golf cart rentals.  Reservations must be made in advance during registration.  This year golfing will be at Lakes of the North in Mancelona, MI.  All golfing will be in a 4-man scramble, best ball format.  Friday golfing will be 18 holes starting at 9:45am.  Saturday golfing is 9 holes during the activity times and lunch.  Lodging is available Thursday night for a small fee

Hawk Throwing Tournament

Hawk throwing is the art of accurately throwing a tomahawk (or axe) at targets from a distance.  Hosted by the Michigan District Royal Rangers, a Royal Ranger leader will be available to help teach and train those interested in learning.


The camp’s trails are an excellent place for a hike or a prayer walk and boating is available at the lake.  Other activities include cornhole tournament, volleyball, horseshoes, and other games. After service Friday night is a great time for fellowship.  Feel free to bring snacks, books, cards or other games, etc. 

For More Information contact Chuck Willis at or by calling 313-410-8033. 

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