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Miriam Sowell

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I see the Lord at work both in and through Camp Bighorn. Our passion for discipleship and Christ-centered relationships, as well as impacting lives for the Gospel are exciting to be a part of! I love serving guests and staff through hospitality and nourishing food.

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Even though she moved to Odessa, a small farming town outside of Kansas City, Missouri, when she was 11, Miriam considers it to be her childhood home because it was a wonderful, idyllic place. She lived on a farm, surrounded by woods, fields, and a creek. Waking up to the sunrise and hearing birds chirping, running barefoot through the fields, and sitting in the barn with the animals are some of her favorite memories. Typical of a farming family, they always had guests over for meals; and Miriam loved the hustle and bustle of her busy home. Some of her hobbies are cooking, listening to music, and being outside. When she was 18, she moved away to attend a small private Christian college, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Studies. Her desire was to pursue overseas missionary work or vocational ministry, but she was open to whatever God wanted her to do.

Miriam’s introduction to Camp Bighorn is serendipitous. While on a road trip from Missouri to Washington with some of her family, their car hit a deer thirty minutes away from Camp Bighorn. Miriam contacted some friends on staff, and she ended up volunteering for two weeks in the kitchen. During that time, the head chef invited her to pray and consider applying for staff because she was a great fit. While not in her original plans, it became clear to Miriam that God was calling her to Bighorn. All of the details fell into place, and she moved less than two months later!

Miriam Sowell

Kitchen Associate

I assist the head chef with preparing delicious, healthy food to serve our guests and staff.


• Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)

Fun Fact

I have lived through a 43-hour calendar day…because of international travel and time zones!

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