Camp Meeting 2005
After a year without camp meeting, it was wonderful to have a full 10-day camp meeting this year on the campus of Auburn Academy. While the dorm was still not finished and construction continued on the new family and consumer science building, the meetings went forward.
The theme for camp meeting, “It’s All about Jesus—Preparing for His Return," was reflected throughout the entire week. The first weekend featured Ty Gibson, Light Bearers Ministry president, who focused on Jesus. Charles Sandefur, Adventist Development and Relief Agency president, shared how the agency is dealing with the tsunami crisis in the Indian Ocean. Well-known recording artist Wintley Phipps, a Florida church pastor and Dream Academy president, shared a powerful concert Sabbath afternoon.
Well attended during the week were Bible-related study classes; training classes in Pathfinders, Adventurers and disaster preparedness; Adventist Church history classes; and classes that presented very important health information. Most importantly, throughout the week there were baptisms of those who had been preparing to take that important step in their lives.
The second weekend featured Ron Smith, Review and Herald Publishing Association vice president and Message editor; the King’s Heralds male quartet; and the Belko Brass ensemble. The camp meeting drew to a close with the anticipation that, if Jesus doesn’t return, we will once again gather to share in the spiritual feast of camp meeting 2006.