Gladstone Camp Meeting Impacts People of All Ages

Gladstone Camp Meeting provides an exciting time for friends and families to come together for fellowship and spiritual rejuvenation every July. This year was no exception.

Featured evening speaker Morris Venden provided insights into God’s incredible grace. Ty Gibson, featured morning speaker, presented two three-part seminars that explored the power of God’s love and the beauty of His character.

Additionally, the variety of workshops was incredible. From “Life in the Middle of a Stress Sandwich” to “No One Left Behind,” there was something for everyone.

Health ministries’ featured speaker Gordon Botting, Northern California Conference health ministries director, gave his seminar attendees tools enabling them to take control of their lives and to reduce everyday stress. Many were so impressed with what they learned that they planned to take information back to their churches for community outreach.

Family ministries witnessed lives being changed and broken relationships being mended during the week. “People have no idea of the pain carried on these grounds,” said Harvey Corwin, Oregon Conference family ministries director. Harvey and Kathy Corwin and their team spent countless hours praying and counseling with hurting families.

During the morning meetings parenting was emphasized. Afternoons and the Sabbath School program focused on anger and depression. “Attendance was very good,” Kathy Corwin reported. For each session, 300 handouts had been prepared, and by the end of the sessions, all the handouts were gone.

“We have big plans for next year,” says Harvey Corwin. “Kay Kuzma will be here for the morning meetings. We’re still working on the afternoon speakers.”

Women’s ministries also saw lives touched by God in amazing ways during the week. Inspired by Adly Campos’ meetings, three women have chosen to step out in faith and are pursuing avenues to speak for an evangelistic series. One of those women is now scheduled to go to India. At the end of the meetings, a dedication prayer was given with many women going forward.

Sherri Uhrig, Oregon Conference children’s ministries director, knows the children’s ministries team made a difference in the lives of the approximately 987 children age 10 and younger who participated in Gladstone Camp Meeting this year. "During the Sabbath evening meeting, children ages 7–10 were given the opportunity to give their hearts to Jesus, and many responded," she said.

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September 01, 2004 / Oregon Conference