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Presidential Blessing: July 21, 2018

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Presidential Blessing: July 21, 2018
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The Joys and Blessings of Camp Meeting!

 

Greetings! Today, I will share God’s Word with our small but lovely congregation in Ashcroft. Last year, they were hit hard by the wildfires which destroyed the homes of some of our beloved members here. However, they remained faithful to God and He has blessed them in their commitment to love, serve, and represent Him. Please keep them in your prayers!

 

Tomorrow afternoon our pastors and most of our office staff and their respective families will be going to Camp Hope as our Camp Pitch will begin on Monday morning. It is an amazing experience to enjoy the spirit of camaraderie and mutual support as we gather together to prepare Camp Hope, BC Conference Sanctuary, for Camp Meeting. It is our privilege to work unitedly as a team to serve our constituent members and folks from far and near to celebrate God’s love for us! Camp Meeting is a prelude and foretaste of heaven… The time spent there is for the study of God’s Word, to get trained to share Christ’s free salvation with others, and to be of service to humanity.

 

I kindly request all of us to dedicate sometime in prayer for our Camp Meeting during this Sabbath day. Let’s ask for God’s protection for our travelling and during Camp Pitch as we complete the tasks and for the safety of the saints who will be making their way to Camp Hope with high spiritual expectations. Please, pray with me for the speakers and seminar presenters, for all division leaders, musicians, technicians, those who will be on stage and “behind the scenes” personnel, Camp Hope staff, volunteers, and all participants and attendees. Let’s thank the Lord in advance for the blessings He has already reserved for us. Camp Meeting is like the special yearly gathering in Jerusalem for the ancient Jewish nation - it is looked forward to with great delight and hopes!

 

“Properly conducted, the camp-meeting is a school where pastors, elders, and deacons can learn to do more perfect work for the Master. It should be a school where the members of the church, old and young, are given an opportunity to learn the way of the Lord more perfectly, a place where believers can receive an education that will help them to help others.” (EGW, 6T, 49)

 

Please, let’s pray for the spiritual success of our 2018 Camp Meeting, Reflecting God’s Glory, for all of us to come humbly to the foot of the cross, where God’s throne of grace begins!

 

Happy Sabbath!

 

In His Service,

Wesley Torres
D.Min.
President