Far from the palace of any King, above a stable angelic hosts sing
No feathered bed or silken sheets, Mary travailing among goats and sheep
The oxen’s stall, fodder her bed, her baby born in hay instead
No golden cradle or royal robes, His crib a manger, rags were his clothes
As I wrote this poem last Christmas in the beautiful hotel God entrusted to my stewardship, I made a promise that I would always make room for Jesus at this Inn. For more than a year we have been experiencing a beautiful outpouring of the Holy Spirit whenever we gather to worship. What God is doing in our midst is very precious. After much prayer, I decided it was time to close the Inn to the public for 40 days to let God’s River flow at River Spring to refresh the hearts of God thirsty people. We are opening wide the doors of the Inn to Jesus, and inviting His friends to gather with Him around the fireplace each evening at 7:00 from December 28th thru February 5th.
What You Can Expect
- A gathering of God hungry disciples from diverse backgrounds seeking an American spiritual awakening
- Lingering worship around the fireplace that exalts Jesus and welcomes the Holy Spirit
- Scripturally rich teachings that glorify the redemptive wonders of a daily intimate walk with Jesus Christ
- As He wills, the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit
- Prophetic roundtable discussions where men and women of God edify and strengthen each other
- Outstanding accommodations and hospitality at New York State’s Country Inn of the year
The Hamer’s Journey to River Spring Lodge
The Lord graced David and Carolyn Hamer with much more than the gifts of hospitality that elevated River Spring Lodge as the premier lodging destination in the region. When Chef David is not in the kitchen, he is in his study mining riches from the Word of God or composing worship music as he ministers to the Lord. An anointed psalmist and minstrel, David welcomes the Holy Spirit into the room as he leads worshippers into the manifest presence of God. In that atmosphere God seeking souls are strengthened as this father in the faith opens the treasures of intimacy with God that not only captured his heart but are evident in His life and ministry as well.
David’s ministry began in the 1970’s as a revivalist in the Jesus People movement. When David came to the village of Attica, a very significant outpouring of the Holy Spirit took place. At the same time Carolyn experienced the baptism of the Holy Spirit and served on a leadership team in the Catholic Charismatic Movement in Indiana. For almost 30 years the Hamers traveled in ministry throughout the United States and overseas equipping believers, strengthening local churches and encouraging ministry leaders.
In 2015 God called David back to Western New York where the revival took place forty years earlier. Through a series of miracles the Hamers were given stewardship of the stunning twelve-bedroom country estate that became River Spring Lodge. The Inn is located just five miles from Attica where David ministered in the 1970’s. The Hamer’s purchased River Spring in 2016 emboldened by faith in a divine promise that if they were obedient to secure the property for God’s Kingdom a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit would soon follow at the Inn. That promise is now being fulfilled during every ministry event David and Carolyn host.