Brett and Sara Wilson serve as directors of Mt. Hope Bible Camp in southern Ohio. They direct six weeks of summer camp and a weekend camp program (October through May) where kids come to connect with their friends and learn the truth of God’s Word. Brett and Sara disciple their staff by offering a twelve-week Leadership Training course that challenges individuals in their journey with Christ. The Wilsons’ ministry focuses on building meaningful relationships, expanding the reach of the camp, and building a team of individuals to join them in prayer and support.
Sara and Brett grew up as close friends in the same local church and area high school in rural, southern Ohio. After high school graduation, college pursuits sent them in different directions until God brought them back together, this time in marriage. Brett and Sara were married in August 2007 and now have two children.
A shared passion for missions is evident in the Wilsons’ lives. Sara, when she was nineteen, had the opportunity to travel to the Philippines on a short-term mission trip with some friends she met when she was a cabin leader at Mt. Hope Bible Camp. Sara describes her trip like this: “It changed my life. I always knew that God would put me in missions somewhere, as a result of that trip, but I just wasn’t necessarily sure where.”
For Brett, this passion began when Souter Hoople, a local apple farmer and preacher, introduced him to Lee Fields, a missionary to Africa. At the age of ten, Brett began corresponding with Mr. Fields and sending him part of his allowance as support. Brett explains, “I can remember sitting at my grandmother’s house writing one of the letters that I intended to send to Fields when my grandmother asked me what I planned to be when I grew up. My response was quick and sure, ‘I want to be a missionary!’”
Together, the Wilson's served for thirteen years on summer staff at Mt. Hope Bible Camp. When the former directors of Mt. Hope resigned, the camp board asked Brett and Sara to step into the position. Sara writes, “We feel as though God is calling us to follow Him into full-time missions. We definitely have a heart for this camp and want to see God do some amazing things here.”
The current responsibilities and future vision of Mt. Hope Bible Camp and its associated ministries call for a full-time commitment, so the couple is now inviting individuals, churches, and area businesses to join their support team. Their goal is to raise enough financial support that Brett can move from working as an elementary-school music teacher to serving full-time with InFaith.
If you would like to join the Wilson's support team, you can visit InFaith's donate page to give. Just make sure to include their support # 06448. You can visit the Wilson's staff page on InFaith's website here.