A Strong Faith for the Journey At the 31st Regional Convocation

Arriving on the campus of Camp Berachah near Auburn, Wash., gave a feeling of anticipation and excitement during the 31st annual Regional Convocation, "A Strong Faith for the Journey," May 17–20.

Organized by the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) regional convocation planning committee with Alphonso McCarthy, NPUC vice president for regional affairs, and Pattric Parris, administrative assistant, the event is made special each year by meeting old friends, making new ones, attending workshops, and enjoying incredible preaching and music.

Highlights included the Sabbath worship sermon by Fredrick Russell, Miracle Temple Church senior pastor, Baltimore, Md. At the end of his sermon, Russell called for the pastors and others to come forward to earnestly pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Another special feature was the concert Sabbath evening presented by Neville Peter, singer and composer of more than 100 Gospel songs who became blind at an early age. He and his music have been featured on nationally televised programs, and he has performed at the White House and Carnegie Hall.

Plan now to attend next year's regional convocation, scheduled for May 15–18, 2008, again at Camp Berachah, for more inspiration, music and fellowship.

August 01, 2007 / North Pacific Union