Camp Meeting Draws More Than 500
More than 500 people gathered June 14 to 18 for camp meeting at the familiar south central Alaska site in the trees of the Matanuska valley at the base of the Chugach mountains. George Knight, Andrews University professor of church history, spoke each evening in the main auditorium, and Dick Duerksen, Florida Hospital assistant vice president for mission development, spoke nightly in the collegiate tent. Donnie Veverka, Walla Walla College director of recruitment, was the speaker for the teens. Other presenters included Darlene Smith, family counselor; Gary Brady, Mid-America Union Association ministerial director; Doug Kilcher, Texas Conference executive secretary; and Gary Dodge, North Pacific Union trust services director. Young attendees were treated to a full schedule of active programming for kids.
Ken Crawford, Alaska Conference president, announced that camp meeting 2006 will be moved to July 18 to 22. This will be a major homecoming celebration with former Alaska members from across North America encouraged to attend.